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29 Apr 2022

Sky News

Russia: Consumers sue Apple after payment service withdrawn, ask for compensation for 'moral damage' caused

Russians sue Apple after it pulls payment service, 29 April 2022

Apple users in Russia have launched a legal claim, seeking 90m roubles (£1m) in damages from the US tech company.

Apple limited its payment service - Apple Pay - in Russia last month, as a number of companies reduced their presence in response to the invasion of Ukraine.

But owners of Apple products in Russia allege that this reduced the functionality of their devices and lowered their value.

Chernyshov, Lukoyanov & Partners, the Russian law firm acting for the consumers, said Apple's actions had been unfair and discriminatory under Russian law.

The claimants are also asking for compensation for "moral damage" and are calling for Apple Pay to be restored in Russia...