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Russian arbitration court once again postpones reviewing Google-FAS case

July 05, 18:17 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The case was postponed to August 16
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MOSCOW, July 5. /TASS/. The Ninth Arbitration Court of Appeal once again adjourned the case between the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) and Google, appointing the meeting on August 16, a source familiar with the outcome of the Tuesday meeting told TASS.

"The case of Google against the Federal Antimonopoly Service was postponed to August 16," the source said. The reasons for postponing the date were not specified.

The Court has repeatedly postponed the consideration of the case.

In March 2016, the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) initiated administrative proceedings against Google to determine the amount of fine under part 2 article 14.31 of the Russian Code of Administrative Offences. According to the article, in view of the abuse of dominant position on the market of operating systems for mobile devices in Russia, Google as the owner of the Android OS can pay a fine ranging from 1% to 15% of its revenues on the Russian market in 2014.

Google did not agree with FAS decision and appealed to the court. On February 5, 2015, the Court brought Yandex as a third party in the case and decided to hold hearings behind closed doors. On March 14, the Moscow Arbitration Court has dismissed the lawsuit Google filed against Russia’s FAS.

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