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US: Car toll monopoly claims head to court

 |  November 4, 2014

A competitor of the nation’s leading rental car toll-processing company Highway Toll Administration is taking its rival to court for alleged anticompetitive conduct, say reports.

The HTA holds “more than 80 percent of the market share,” according to rival BancPass. The Texas-based company filed a lawsuit against the HTA on claims the dominant firm pressured Google and Apple to remove the competing mobile application from their app stores.

BancPass operates the PToll mobile application, which allows users to pay tolls through their smartphones.

In its lawsuit, BancPass says HTA has “taken steps intended to eliminate BancPass as a competitor altogether.”

Full content: Courthouse News Service

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