Google Sued Over App Purchases Aimed At Kids

Law360, Los Angeles (March 7, 2014, 6:19 PM ET) -- Google Inc. was hit with a putative class action Friday in California federal court claiming that its app marketplace exploits children by incentivizing them to spend large amounts of money on free or low-priced games without requiring them to get their parents’ permission for every purchase.

The suit alleges that many games for Android phones and tablets are free or just a few dollars to buy, and require parental permission to buy or download, but gives users a 30-minute window after that authorization to buy in-app...
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Imber-Gluck v. Google Inc.


Case Number

5:14-cv-01070

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California Northern

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Other Statutory Actions

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Ronald M. Whyte

Date Filed

March 6, 2014

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