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State Attorneys General, Including Indiana’s Todd Rokita, File Antitrust Suit Against Google

By Brandon Smith, IPB News | Published on in Government, Law, Technology
Thirty-seven state attorneys general allege that Google is using monopolistic practices through its Google Play store on Android devices. (Screenshot play.google.com)
Thirty-seven state attorneys general allege that Google is using monopolistic practices through its Google Play store on Android devices. (Screenshot play.google.com)

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita is joining 36 other state attorneys general in a lawsuit against internet giant Google.

The new lawsuit alleges that Google uses its Google Play store to control how people can easily download apps on Android devices. And the attorneys general say an investigation showed Google then inflates fees, by as much as 30 percent, for in-app purchases.

This is the third, multistate lawsuit against Google that Indiana is currently involved in.

The others are antitrust cases related to advertising and general search services.

Contact reporter Brandon at bsmith@ipbs.org or follow him on Twitter at @brandonjsmith5.