The court rejected the claim of Google to FAS

The court rejected the claim of Google to FAS


MOSCOW, March 14. The Moscow arbitration court rejected the claim of Google to the Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) of the Russian Federation.

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About it journalists were reported by the party to the court session, held behind closed doors.

“The court upheld the decision of the Federal Antimonopoly service,” he said.

The main hearing lasted from 10 March, on Monday, the court announced its decision.

A preliminary hearing was originally scheduled for January 25, then postponed to 5 February and then to March 1. On 5 February, the court drew “Yandex” as a third party in the case and took the decision to hold the hearings behind closed doors.

Background

The FAS 14 September 2015 recognized Google GoogleInc. and Google Ireland Ltd. – violated the law on protection of competition (part 1 of article 10) on the complaint of “Yandex”. The violation lies in the fact that the Google Play store on the Android platform application of the Corporation must be installed on the device, and placed on priority areas.

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Also the Google search engine should be used by default. The company limits the preset competing applications.

Google disagreed with the decision of the FAS and appealed to the court.

On 14 January the head of FAS Igor Artemyev stated that, based on the experience of the Agency, Google can challenge the decision of the service at least a year, so the process of elimination of violations and payments of fines may be delayed until 2017. According to him, the amount of the fine American Corporation Google for violation of the RF law on competition, is likely to be 7% of the turnover for the year of 2014. In addition, the amount of the fine will take into account inflation for 2014-2017.