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State Attorneys General, Including Indiana's Todd Rokita, File Antitrust Suit Against Google

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Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita is joining 36 other state attorneys general in a lawsuit against internet giant Google.

The new lawsuit alleges that Google uses its Google Play store to control how people can easily download apps on Android devices. And the attorneys general say an investigation showed Google then inflates fees, by as much as 30 percent, for in-app purchases.

This is the third, multistate lawsuit against Google that Indiana is currently involved in.

The others are antitrust cases related to advertising and general search services.

Contact reporter Brandon at bsmith@ipbs.org or follow him on Twitter at @brandonjsmith5.

Brandon Smith is excited to be working for public radio in Indiana. He has previously worked in public radio as a reporter and anchor in mid-Missouri for KBIA Radio out of Columbia. Prior to that, he worked for WSPY Radio in Plano, Illinois as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. His first job in radio was in another state capitol, in Jefferson City, Missouri, as a reporter for three radio stations around Missouri. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.