Google moves NCLAT over Rs 120-cr antitrust fine

11 April, 2018, 13:51 | Author: Grady Montgomery
  • Google moves NCLAT over Rs 120-cr antitrust fine

Google has appealed against a ruling by India's competition watchdog that found it guilty of "search bias", while the website that brought the case also challenged the outcome, complaining the online search giant had got off too lightly.

Google filed its appeal on Monday, said the sources.

The penalty is said to be 5% of the total revenue generated by the company from its operations in India via different segments and was imposed on the basis of complaints filed by companies such as Matrimony.com and Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS) against Google LLC, Google India Pvt.

Google has filed the appeal with the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT).

The Indian competition watchdog's judgement which found Google guilty came on the back of the firm losing an antitrust case past year in Europe for which it was fined a massive $3 billion for favouring its own shopping service and demoting offerings from other firms.

The CCI found Google abusing its dominance in three ways - first, placement of "Universal Results" before 2010 were pre-determined by Google and not based on relevance, which was unfair to the users.




Google Flights offers travellers the ability to quickly explore destinations and find the best flights at affordable prices.

In India, watchdog found that Google, via the design of its search, had put its own search functions for commercial flights in a prominent position within the results page from the search, which was a disadvantage to all the businesses attempting to gain an additional piece of the market.

As per the reports, Google was alleged to have indulged in abuse of its dominant position as an online search engine through practices leading to search bias and search manipulation, among others.

"We have always focused on innovating to support the evolving needs of our users". It noted the order indicated that on the majority of issues the CCI examined, Google's conduct complied with Indian competition laws.

A Google spokesperson at the time had said the company was reviewing the "narrow concerns" identified by the Commission and will assess its next steps.

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