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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

Second Circuit allows Google to appeal class certification in author’s case

August 29, 2012 by

The Second Circuit on Tuesday said Google Inc. could file an appeal challenging a judge’s decision granting class certification to thousands of authors who claim Google Inc.’s plan to digitize millions of books violates U.S. copyright law.  In a short notice, the appeals court granted Google’s motion for leave to file an appeal of U.S.

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