Google Fails To Reach Out-Of-Court Settlement In Russia

Following a court ruling in Russia, Google has failed to reach an out-of-court settlement with the state watchdog. It was confirmed last week that Google had been issued with a 6.8 million US dollar fine for abusing its position as the dominant company in the market by forcing the installation of certain apps onto Android devices. Following the ruling, Russia's anti-monopoly regulator, the FAS, confirmed an out-of-court settlement would be possible if Google admitted to violations of antitrust laws. However, Elena Zaeva from FAS has now announced that the talks with Google have “come to nothing”, and that the court “should draw a line under the case”. Google's appeal has been rejected.