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If you have spent money in the Google Play Store you may automatically be included in Liz Coll’s proposed collective claim against Google. This website has been created to offer details.
We claim Google has breached competition law by excluding competition and/or charging an unfair and excessive level of commission - usually as much as 30% - on purchases of paid apps and in-app purchases of digital content, services and subscriptions in the Google Play Store.FAQs
If you have purchased an app or in-app digital content, services or subscriptions in the Google Play Store on your Android smartphone or tablet since 1 October 2015 you may be eligible for compensation.
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Liz is a consumer tech policy expert with over twelve years’ experience of campaigning for consumers rights online. At Citizens Advice and Consumer Focus she led work on critical issues for consumers in the digital world like data privacy, smart home devices and online reviews. She went on to establish a global digital programme at Consumers International, where she led advocacy and research into e-commerce, consumer internet of things, AI, data privacy and the impact of platforms on consumers’ access to choice, redress and fair treatment. She has represented consumer interests at national and global policy forums including the OECD and the G20. As an independent consultant, she works with international policy makers, consumer groups and standards setters, sits on EU technology standards committees and is a strategic advisor to the UK’s Consumer and Public Interest Network.
Passionate about creating a safe and fair digital world where consumers come first, Liz is applying to the Competition Appeal Tribunal to bring a claim on behalf of consumers who may have been overcharged in the Google Play Store.
Liz Coll has instructed the law firm Hausfeld & Co LLP to represent her in the claim. Hausfeld is a leading international law firm specialising in competition law, with significant expertise in all aspects of collective redress and group claims.
Vannin Capital, a commercial litigation funder, has agreed to finance Liz Coll's claim.
Ms Coll’s application for a Collective Proceedings Order is due to be heard by the Competition Appeal Tribunal on 18 and 19 July 2022 (with 20 July 2022 in reserve). During this hearing, the Tribunal will hear arguments as to whether Ms Coll can be authorised to act as the class representative and whether the claims Ms Coll is bringing can proceed as collective proceedings on behalf of the proposed class. The hearing will take place at the Competition Appeal Tribunal, Salisbury Square House, 8 Salisbury Square, London EC4Y 8AP unless circumstances require the hearing to be held virtually. In either case, the hearing may be followed via the Tribunal’s website (a “Watch now” link to view the hearing will appear on the hearing date under the Diary list on the following pages: www.catribunal.org.uk and www.catribunal.org.uk/diary).
12 December 2021
Millions of Apple customers in the UK have been overcharged by the tech giant and should share in up to £1.5billion of compensation, the High Court will hear this week.
30 July 2021
MILLIONS of Android owners could enjoy a big payout from Google provided a new lawsuit, which argues that the firm's Play Store is charging excessive amounts for its services, proves successful.
30 July 2021
Alphabet Inc.'s Google faces a London suit over claims it overcharged nearly 20 million U.K. customers for app store purchases, just a month after it was sued in a similar US case.