back to article Court OKs billion-dollar Play Store gouging suit against Google

A London court on Tuesday authorized a lawsuit that seeks to have Google pay £920 million ($1.1 billion) for overcharging customers for app store purchases.   Filed as a class action on behalf of 19.5 million UK citizens, the suit alleges Google charged commission fees up to 30 percent on app sales. Consumer rights advocate …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I wonder

    who'll get the majority of the money when this is settled?

    1. cyberdemon Silver badge
      Holmes

      Re: I wonder

      And the rest will go to desperate ex-PPI claims "companies" and fraudsters.

      "Do you own or have you Ever owned an Android phone or tablet device? Have you ever purchased an APP on the Google Play App Store? Then You could be due Compensation! Text MUG to 0989-PARASITE NOW"

    2. hoola Silver badge

      Re: I wonder

      Lawyers......

  2. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "as soon as Parliamentary time allows"

    A.K.A. : as soon as we've cashed in all that lovely lobby money.

  3. v13

    Google Play, Apple's App Store, Xbox and PlayStation, all get 30%. Android is the only place where the user can use a different store. Why are they targeting just Google?

    1. gerryg

      You must be new here

      https://www.theregister.com/2022/07/19/apple_pay_lawsuit/

      1. v13

        Re: You must be new here

        That's a different group and it's for Apple Pay, not the App Store. The claimants here target Google.

        Only Epic did it before but that wasn't a class action lawsuit.

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