Google Target Of Lawsuit By Parents

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Google Target Of Lawsuit By ParentsGoogle is the target of a class action lawsuit brought by parents of children who racked up excessive in-app charges from games on Google Play, on without the parents permission.

The suit has been filed by Berger & Montague and Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd LLC.

Imber-Gluck v. Google Inc “is brought on behalf of all persons in the United States who paid for an unauthorized purchase of game currency made by their minor children through the Google Play App Store,” according to a press release.

“Google has unfairly profited by marketing free or low-cost games to children and by permitting them to easily rack up charges for worthless in-game currency, by failing to incorporate reasonable controls such as simply requiring the entry of a password,” said Shanon J. Carson of Berger & Montague, P.C., one of the attorneys representing Plaintiff.  “Google is certainly aware that its primary competitor, Apple, has taken steps to end this unfair practice, and Google should do the same.”

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