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NCLAT stays Rs 136-cr CCI penalty on Google gets

10:24 PM May 29, 2019 | Free Press Journal Correspondant

New Delhi: The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) on Friday stayed an order of the Competition Commission that imposed a penalty of Rs 136 crore on Google for unfair business practices in 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 per cent of the penalty amount with it in four weeks. The NCLAT listed the matter for hearing on May 28. A Google spokesperson said: “NCLAT has accepted our appeal for review of aspects of the CCI decision and its associated findings.” The CCI in February had imposed a fine of Rs 136 crore on search engine major Google for unfair business practices in the Indian market for online search.

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