Apple (AAPL.O) has launched a case against Russia’s anti-monopoly regulators over alternative payment options on its App Store platform, according to court records.
According to the article, Russia filed an antitrust complaint against Apple in late October, alleging that the company neglected to allow app developers to advise clients about other payment options while using its App Store.
In documents published on Dec. 1, the Moscow Arbitration Court recognised Apple as a claimant and Russia’s Federal Anti-monopoly Service (FAS) as a defendant in “economic conflicts concerning administrative legal relations.”
According to Forbes Russia, the proceedings stemmed from a warning FAS gave on Aug. 30 regarding Apple’s apparent failure to tell customers that they could have to pay for purchases made outside the App Store.
The FAS did not respond to a request for comment right away.
In September, a federal judge in the United States issued an order requiring Apple to allow developers to direct their users to alternative payment systems, sparking criticism of the company’s App Store policies.
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