Relief for Google in online search bias case

Competition Commission of India had imposed a penalty of Rs 136 crore on Google for unfair business practices in the online search market.

The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) on Friday stayed an order of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) that imposed a penalty of Rs 136 crore on Google for unfair business practices in the online search market.

While admitting the plea of Google against the order, the NCLAT bench headed by chairman Justice S J Mukhopadhaya directed the internet major to deposit 10% of the penalty amount with it in four weeks.

The NCLAT listed the matter for hearing on May 28.

A Google spokesperson said, "The NCLAT has accepted our appeal for review of aspects of the CCI decision and its associated findings."

In February, the CCI imposed a fine of Rs 136 crore on Google.

Passing the order on complaints that were filed back in 2012, the regulator said the penalty is being imposed on Google for “infringing anti-trust conduct".

The penalty amount of Rs 135.86 crore translates to 5% of the company’s average total revenue generated from India operations from its different business segments for the financial years 2013, 2014 and 2015, according to the CCI order.

The ruling has come on complaints filed by Matrimony.com and Consumer Unity & Trust Society, back in 2012, against Google LLC, Google India Pvt Ltd and Google Ireland Ltd.

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