HANNOVER, GERMANY - MARCH 02: The camera of a German Google Street View car looms over the car next to the Google logo at the Google stand at the CeBIT Technology Fair on March 2, 2010 in Hannover, Germany. Google's Street View project has raised cotroversy from people across Europe worried about infringement of their privacy. CeBIT will be open to the public from March 2 through March 6. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
A Seattle-based law firm filed a national class-action lawsuit claiming that Google has monopolized Internet and mobile search, according to a report.
Law firm Hagens Berman filed a nationwide antitrust complaint against Google last week on behalf of plaintiffs in the U.S. District Court of Northern California, according to a statement. The lawsuit also claims that Google maintained and expanded its monopoly by "pre-loading its applications onto Android mobile devices," Reuters reported.
By placing Google's apps, such as YouTube or Google Maps, it kept prices for Android phones "artificially high," according to the report, because of Google's Mobile Application Distribution Agreements.