Google hit with a new lawsuit over Play Store fees, cutting off competing app stores
The lawsuit, filed by a coalition of 37 attorneys general co-led by New York Attorney General
Google was yet to comment on the fresh lawsuit.
Advertisement"Through its illegal conduct, the company has ensured that hundreds of millions of
"Worse yet, Google is squeezing the lifeblood out of millions of small businesses that are only seeking to compete," James added.
The bipartisan coalition of states allege that Google uses "misleading" security warnings to keep consumers and developers within its walled
"Not only has Google acted unlawfully to block potential rivals from competing with its Google Play Store, it has profited by improperly locking app developers and consumers into its own payment processing system and then charging high fees," said District of Columbia Attorney General, Karl Racine.
In December last year, 35 states filed a separate antitrust suit against Google, alleging that the company engaged in illegal behaviour to maintain a monopoly on the search business.
Earlier in October, the
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