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Delhi High Court Commands Google's Response Against WinZo's Lawsuit

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The Delhi High Court commanded Google to respond to a file sued by WinZo's against the tech giant’s recently announced Play Store policy, which allows only daily fantasy sports(DFS) and rummy apps on the app store, amounts to unfair trade practices and favors certain gaming apps.

WInZo Games, a social gaming platform, filed a civil suit expecting an injunction on this policy as it discriminated against other real money games.

Then, Justice Pratibha M Singh seeked Google’s response on a plea seeking interim relief.

The tech giant’s play store pilot was announced on 7th September. As per the program, only daily fantasy sports (DFS) and rummy games applications would

This month, Google announced that it would allow these two categories of real money games on its app store in a year-long pilot project starting from 28 September.

In today’s hearing, Google LLC's counsel objected to the maintainability of the suit for the reason that it did not involve any issue

According to reports, there is no restriction for the tech giant to proceed with the pilot program.

However, the tech giant is asked to respond to the two main contentions raised. First is about on what basis this distinction (between DFS and rummy and other real money games) has been made and hence does it amount to unfair trade practice. The second is whether they can make this distinction as an intermediary.

The Court was of the view that the issue of maintainability of the suit required consideration. Accordingly, the matter has been listed for hearing

Accordingly, the matter has been listed for hearing in November. WinZO has sought to restraint Google from implementing the said policy, claiming t

WinZO has sought to restrain Google from implementing the said policy, claiming that this will impact its reputation.

In today’s hearing, Google LLC's counsel objected to the maintainability of the suit for the reason that it did not involve any issue.

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