Apple jobs (AAPL.O) has filed a lawsuit against Russia’s anti-monopoly authority over alternative payment alternatives on its App Store platform, according to court documents obtained by the RIA news agency on Sunday.
Russia filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple in late October, accusing the company of failing to allow app developers to inform customers about alternative payment options when using its App Store. It stated that if found guilty, Apple could face a fine based on its revenue in Russia.
The Moscow Arbitration Court listed Apple as a claimant and Russia’s Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) as a defendant in “economic disputes over administrative legal relations” in documents published on December 1.
Apple, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters, demanded that additional documents be added to the case on December 2, according to RIA.
Apple (AAPL.O) has started legal proceedings against Russia’s anti-monopoly regulator in a dispute concerning alternative payment options on its App Store platform, the RIA news agency reported on Sunday citing court filings.
According to Forbes Russia, a FAS representative stated that the proceedings were related to a warning it issued on August 30 regarding Apple’s alleged failure to inform users that they could pay for purchases outside the App Store.
The FAS did not respond immediately to a request for comment. In September, a federal judge in the United States issued a ruling forcing Apple to allow developers to redirect their users to other payment systems, causing the company to face backlash over its App Store rules.