Kaplan Fox, Bartlit Beck To Co-Lead Google Antitrust Suit

Law360, San Francisco (December 15, 2020, 10:36 PM EST) -- A California federal judge appointed Kaplan Fox and Bartlit Beck attorneys as co-lead interim counsel Tuesday in consumers' proposed antitrust class action accusing Google of unlawfully limiting competition by forcing Android users to use the Google Play app store and levying a supra-competitive fee on purchases.

U.S. District Judge James Donato took matters into his own hands during a Zoom hearing Tuesday after attorneys representing plaintiffs in the In re: Google Play Consumer Antitrust Litigation couldn't come to a consensus on their own regarding who should lead the consumers' consolidated litigation against the tech giant. 

"I gather there is a little...

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