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Google's antitrust docket is one case lighter, as it's reached a tentative deal with 36 states and Washington, D.C. to settle a case alleging unfair practices in the Google Play Store. After several months of mediation, lawyers said in a court filing [PDF], the parties had reached an agreement in principle to settle the matter …

  1. Dinanziame Silver badge


    When the litigant is private, a relatively small sum of money is often enough to convince them to settle, but I wouldn't have thought such a method would work on AGs. Maybe they got something else in return? A promise to be careful? A wag of the finger?

  2. jmch Silver badge


    "No settlement amount was mentioned, and it appears that only "US state and territories as well as the named consumer plaintiffs" are party to the settlement."

    If the settlement is indeed an 'amount' ie money, then whatever the sum is, the AGs got screwed. I would not consider settlement unless part of it was to remove the monopolistic business practice.

    1. Craig 2

      Re: Settlement??

      Yep, filed as a rounding error under "cost of doing business"....

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