December 19, 2023Thomson Reuters

Google to pay $700 million to US consumers, states in Play store settlement

Google will pay $630 million into a settlement fund for consumers and $70 million into a fund that will be used by states, according to the settlement, which still requires a judge's final approval

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The settlement said eligible consumers will receive at least $2 and may get additional payments based on their spending on Google Play between August 16, 2016 & September 30, 2023

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All 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, joined the settlement

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Google was accused of overcharging consumers through unlawful restrictions on the distribution of apps on Android devices and unnecessary fees for in-app transactions. It did not admit wrongdoing

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