Google facing US lawsuit over $66 of in-app purchases

Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 12/03/2014 10:39

Google faces a class action lawsuit claiming it is "unfairly profiting" from freemium games in the Play store that enable "unauthorised charges for in-app game currency without parents' knowledge".

The lawsuit has been filed against Google in the US District Court for the Northern District of California by a New York mother, Llana Imber-Gluck, whose child spent $68.95 on the "Crystal" virtual currency in the Marvel Run Jump Smash! game without her permission.

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Class action suit filed against Google over children's in-app purchases
Google is facing a lawsuit over unauthorized in-app purchases on Android devices by children.

The class action suit is brought on behalf of all persons in the U.S. who paid for unauthorized purchases of game currency by their minor children through the Google Play app store. It was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, one of the law firms that filed the suit said Monday.

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