Russian users sue Apple after payment service pulled

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A Russian regulation agency on Friday mentioned it had filed a lawsuit towards tech big Apple in search of $1.28 million in damages for shoppers affected by Apple withdrawing its payment service from Russia.

Apple didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

Law agency Chernyshov, Lukoyanov & Partners mentioned Apple had violated Russian shoppers’ rights after the company restricted the usage of its built-in Apple Pay service on March 1 in response to Moscow sending troops into Ukraine.

The lawsuit, which it mentioned had been filed with a Moscow courtroom, is in search of 90 million rubles in damages, which it mentioned included compensation for “moral damage” brought about to residents.

It additionally needs Apple to renew operation of Apple Pay providers for Russian users.

The whole determine may rise because the regulation agency remains to be inviting extra claimants to hitch the swimsuit.

Senior Partner Konstantin Lukoyanov mentioned Apple’s predominant US company had made the choice to droop gross sales of Apple merchandise and prohibit providers supplied in Russia.

The lawsuit is in search of $1.28 million in damages.
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“Therefore, our lawsuit’s claims are directed firstly at the parent company and secondly at its subsidiary units,” he mentioned in a press release.

The regulation agency mentioned Apple’s choice to halt Apple Pay providers in Russia had lowered the performance of its gadgets bought on the native market, thereby reducing their worth, actions it mentioned have been unfair and discriminatory underneath Russian regulation.

The identical regulation agency is pursuing the same lawsuit towards streaming company Netflix, which in March suspended its service in Russia.