Tag: Apple

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Antitrust Class Action Against Apple to Proceed

May 29, 2019 by

A majority of the the U.S. Supreme Court held recently that consumers that purchase Apps from Apple’s App store are direct purchasers able to pursue a proposed antitrust class action under federal law. The majority rejected Apple Inc.’s contention that the consumers are “indirect purchasers” barred from pursuing federal antitrust damages under the high court’s

Appeal by Apple, Google and other tech companies of antitrust class certification rejected

February 24, 2014 by

A Ninth Circuit panel rejected the efforts of Apple, Inc., Google, Inc. and other major technology companies to overturn a lower court’s class certification in a suit accusing the companies of violating antitrust laws by agreeing not to poach one another’s employees.  In a brief opinion, the court denied the defendants permission to appeal the district

Apple settles warranty class action

April 24, 2013 by

Apple agreed to pay $53 million to settle a class action lawsuit that alleged the company failed to honor warranties on malfunctioning iPhones and iPod Touches, according to Wired.  Apple reportedly rejected the consumer warranty claims based on the belief that the relevant malfunctions resulted from water damage which is not covered by Apple’s one-year and extended

Apple agrees to settle class action over in-app purchases aimed at kids

March 25, 2013 by

Apple has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit filed against the company over in-app purchases (IAPs).  Specifically, the lawsuit pointed to the relative ease with which children were able to carry out extravagant IAPs especially in so-called “bait apps” like the infamous Smurf’s Village. The lawsuit claimed that users younger than 13 could purchase game content

Apple, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft sued over digital music copyright violations

July 30, 2012 by

A class action complaint filed in New York alleges that the sellers of “almost all the downloaded music in the United States,” including Apple, Amazon, Google and Microsoft, “accept and sell unlicensed music” from “music aggregators,” cheating thousands of artists of royalties.  Norman Blagman, a songwriter, sued the four defendants named above, plus eMusic.com and

Class action based on in-app purchases for free apps allowed to proceed against Apple

May 3, 2012 by

An iPhone owner whose daughter downloaded $200 worth of “Zombie Toxin” and “Gems” through in-app purchases on his iPhone has been allowed to pursue a class action suit against Apple for compensation of up to $5 million. Garen Meguerian of Pennsylvania launched the class action case against Apple in October 2011 after he discovered that

Antitrust class action against Apple and AT&T certified

August 16, 2010 by

US District Court Judge James Ware sitting in the Northern District of California (San Jose Division) certified a class action asserting monopolization in violation of the Sherman Act against Apple and AT&T.  The plaintiffs allege that although they were required to purchase a two-year service agreement with AT&T Mobility when they purchased their iPhones, Apple and

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