TECH: Google is being sued for $2.4 billion in Europe for promoting its shopping service.

Swedish shop­ping com­par­i­son ser­vice PriceRun­ner has announced it is suing Google for 2.1 bil­lion euros ($2.4 bil­lion) after a Euro­pean court ruled that Google breached EU antitrust laws . Last Novem­ber, the Gen­er­al Court of the Euro­pean Union upheld a deci­sion to fine Google a record 2.42 bil­lion euros ($2.8 bil­lion) for pro­mot­ing its own com­par­i­son shop­ping ser­vices over com­pared to its rivals.

“We seek…compensation for the harm Google has caused us over many years, but also see this law­suit as a fight for con­sumers who have suf­fered tremen­dous­ly from Google’s 14-year com­pe­ti­tion law vio­la­tion. and still do today,” said Mikael Lin­dahl, CEO of PriceRunner.

PriceRun­ner claimed that Google was in a “monop­oly-like posi­tion” in Europe, adding that it believed it had still not com­plied with the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion’s rul­ing and was “abus­ing its dom­i­nant posi­tion”. As such, he claimed that traf­fic and prof­its are divert­ed away from him­self and oth­er shop­ping ser­vices, and his offer­ings are supe­ri­or to those of oth­er ser­vices, harm­ing consumers.

“Giv­en that the breach is still ongo­ing and the amount of dam­ages increas­es dai­ly, we expect the final dam­ages amount of the law­suit to be sig­nif­i­cant­ly high­er,” he wrote.

Google lost its first appeal against the EU fine, but it launched anoth­er last month, say­ing “we believe there are areas that require legal clar­i­fi­ca­tion from the Court of Jus­tice Euro­pean”. Engad­get con­tact­ed Google to com­ment on the PriceRun­ner lawsuit.

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