Attorney General James Announces Settlement in Google Antitrust Lawsuit

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(WNY News Now) – New York Attorney General Letitia James, along with a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general from all states, D.C., and Puerto Rico, has secured an agreement in principle with Google to resolve a significant antitrust lawsuit related to Google Play Store’s anticompetitive practices. Attorney General James, along with counterparts from California, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah, led the charge.

The attorneys general issued a joint statement, emphasizing the importance of holding even tech giants accountable for fair competition. They stated, “No company is too big to play by the rules, including Google. We brought this lawsuit because it is illegal to use monopoly power to drive up prices. We appreciate this bipartisan effort to ensure a fair marketplace that encourages competition, innovation, and lower prices for consumers.”

In July 2021, Attorney General James initiated the lawsuit, alleging Google’s monopoly power inflated prices for Android app market purchases. The final settlement details will be disclosed in the next 30 days.

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