Apple faces British class-action lawsuit for app store overcharging

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Apple Inc. is facing a London lawsuit over claims it overcharged nearly 20 million U.K. customers for App Store purchases, yet another legal headache for the tech giant fighting lawsuits across the world.

Apple's 30% fee is "excessive" and "unlawful" the claimants said in a news release Tuesday. The claim, filed at London's Competition Appeal Tribunal on Monday, calls for the U.S. firm to compensate U.K. iPhone and iPad users for years of alleged overcharging. They estimate that Apple could face paying out in excess of $2.1 billion (1.5 billion pounds)...

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