Court upholds recovery by bailiffs from Google of revenue-based fine of more than 7.2 bln rubles
MOSCOW. July 28 (Interfax) - Moscow's Zamoskvoretsky District Court upheld the recovery by bailiffs from Google of a revenue-based fine in an amount of more than 7.2 billion rubles given by a court for the commission of an administrative violation.
"Having considered the arguments stated in the claim, the court declined the lawsuit brought by a representative of the company Google against the Main Directorate of the Russian Federal Bailiff Service seeking the invalidation of the decision to recover from the company a fine in an amount of more than 7.2 billion rubles," court press secretary Anna Dneprovskaya told Interfax on Thursday.
A Google representative said in court that bailiffs have illegally recovered the fine and breached the company's rights by their actions. However, the court found no violations of the law in the actions of the bailiffs who recovered the fine from Google.
On December 24, 2021, a magistrate court of Moscow's Tagansky District imposed a revenue-based fine on Google LLC in an amount of more than 7.2 billion rubles for repeated refusals to delete content prohibited in Russia. It was reported in late May that Russian bailiffs had fully recovered that fine.
At the same time, Google LLC was again levied a revenue-based fine in an amount of more than 21.7 billion rubles in July for refusals to delete content prohibited in Russia. The court said this amount is ten percent of the company's annual revenue in Russia.
The company Google was found guilty of repeated violations the restrictions on access to materials containing prohibited information.
Besides, measures have been imposed on Google LLC and its information resources in the form of notification by search systems of Internet users of violations by the company of Russian legislation and a ban on the dissemination of advertisements of Google LLC and its information resources as objects of advertising.
Google LLC, a Russian subsidiary of Google, filed for bankruptcy in the Moscow Arbitration Court on June 16.