In re: Google Play Store Antitrust Litigation

On November 28, 2022, a California federal judge issued an order granting consumer plaintiffs’ motion for class certification in ongoing litigation against Google that alleges that Google monopolized the market for Android app distribution and the in-app aftermarket through a variety of technological and contractual restraints. The Court simultaneously appointed Hae Sung Nam of Kaplan Fox as interim co-lead class counsel and denied Google’s motion to exclude the plaintiffs’ economic expert’s testimony.

The certified class consists of more than 21 million consumers who paid for an app through the Google Play Store or paid for in-app digital content (including subscriptions or ad-free versions of apps) through Google Play Billing on or after August 16, 2016, to the present, and reside in the following U.S. states and territories: Alabama, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Class Certification