Match Group sues to avoid being kicked off Google app-store

Dating apps maker Match Group has sued Alphabet Inc’s Google. The action is Match’s “last resort” to prevent Tinder and its other apps from being booted off the Play store.

Match Group apps risk being booted off the play store for refusing to share up to 30% of their sales.

“Fortnite” maker Epic Games has a similar case with Google.

Google allege that Match was attempting to dodge paying for the significant value it receives.

Match’s lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in California, accuses Google of violating federal and state antitrust laws and seeks to bar such behavior.

Some of Match’s apps have been exempted from Google policies for about the past decade. Now, Google says it will block downloads of those apps by June 1 unless they solely offer its payment system and share revenue, the lawsuit states.

Match will have to pay “hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue” to Google if the case falls out.

The majority of users on Match’s most popular app, Tinder, prefer its payment system, which allows for installment plans, bank transfers and other features not provided by Google, according to the lawsuit.