by Madeleine Hubbard at Just the News
Google agreed to pay U.S. consumers and states $700 million and to allow more competition in its Play app store, according to an antitrust settlement reached in San Francisco federal court.
Consumers will be eligible to receive $630 million as a settlement, while $70 million will go toward the states, according to the settlement disclosed Monday, Reuters reported.
A judge still needs to give final approval to the settlement, but if all terms remain in place, eligible consumers will receive at least $2 and may receive additional payments depending on their Google Play spending between Aug. 16, 2016, and Sept. 30, 2023.
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