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Are you an Android app developer who sold an app or in-app digital product through the Google Play store? Our firm is seeking information from developers like you about your Play store experience. Fill out the form to find out more »

Case Status
Active
Position
Co-Lead Counsel
Practice Areas
Court
U.S. District Court Northern District of California San Jose Division
Case Number
5:20-cv-05792
Defendant(S)
Google LLC
Google Ireland Limited
Google Commerce Limited
Google Asia Pacific PTE. Limited
Google Payment Corp.
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ABOUT THE INVESTIGATION

Our legal team is working with Android app developers like you to find out more about their experience selling their apps and digital products in Google's Play store, including with respect to Google's potentially restrictive practices and distribution fees.

Every day, app developers bring their hard work and creativity to Google's Play store with the hope of fairly monetizing their creation. But developers may face difficult challenges in using the Play store in a fair manner. We want to help ensure that Google is playing by the rules and giving Android app developers every chance to succeed, and not taking advantage of them.

YOUR RIGHTS

We believe that developers who work hard to design, build, and sell their own apps and in-app digital products in app stores should not be harmed by unfair or anti-competitive behavior from big tech companies. Our legal team is investigating your rights pertaining to the distribution of Android apps and in-app digital products through the Play store.

EXPERIENCED LAW FIRM

Hagens Berman is one of the most successful consumer litigation law firms in the U.S. and has achieved more than $260 billion in settlements in lawsuits against anti-competitive behavior at technology corporations, big banks, and other entities. Hagens Berman won a suit against Apple and various publishing companies in 2016 that settled for a total $560 million on behalf of purchasers of e-books who had been forced to pay artificially high prices due to Apple and the publishing companies' price-fixing. Potential claims will be handled by lawyers experienced in this area of law.

NO COST TO YOU

There is no cost or fee whatsoever involved in joining this action. In the event Hagens Berman or any other firm obtains a settlement that provides benefits to class members, the court will decide a reasonable fee to be awarded to the legal team for the class. In no case will any class member ever be asked to pay any out-of-pocket sum.

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U.S. District Court Judge James Donato named Hagens Berman co-lead counsel for the proposed class of Android developers in the lawsuit against Google. In his order, Judge Donato stated, the firm and its fellow appointees “have the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to effectively represent the putative class.” and highlighted the case’s “complex substantive and procedural issues.”

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CASE TIMELINE

U.S. District Court Judge James Donato named Hagens Berman co-lead counsel for the proposed class of Android developers in the lawsuit against Google. In his order, Judge Donato stated, the firm and its fellow appointees “have the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to effectively represent the putative class.” and highlighted the case’s “complex substantive and procedural issues.”

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