Antitrust Suit

Judge Denies Apple’s Request to Dismiss Cydia Antitrust Lawsuit

U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers on Thursday rejected Apple's request to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit filed by Cydia, a third-party app store for jailbroken iPhones — reports Reuters. SaurikIT LLC, which developed Cydia, filed a suit earlier this year alleging that Apple maintains an unlawful monopoly over app distribution on iOS. However, Apple argued that...

U.S. Lawyer Faced Tough Questioning in Apple E-books Antitrust Case

According to a Reuters report, a U.S. government lawyer had to face tough questioning today in the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York, while defending a judge's ruling that Apple conspired with five publishers to raise e-book prices. The publication notes that some judges appeared "sympathetic to Apple's contention that it engaged in pro-competitive...

U.S. District Judge: Apple Can’t Escape E-book Antitrust Cases

According to a new report by Reuters, Apple has lost another attempt to dismiss lawsuits by state attorneys general, accusing it of conspiring with five major publishers to fix e-book prices. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote has ruled that Apple cannot escape the antitrust cases, encouraging attorneys general in 33 states to move ahead in pursuing hundreds of millions of...

Judge: It’s “Public Interest” to Monitor Apple’s Antitrust Reforms

Last week, Apple requested the court to disqualify Michael Bromwich, the lawyer appointed by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote to monitor the company’s e-book pricing reform. Today, the federal judge has denied Apple’s request, saying that it “failed to show” that it's in “public interest” to remove the antitrust monitor, The Wall Street Journal reports. The judge also denied Apple’s request...

U.S. Judge Dismisses iPhone Antitrust Complaint Against Apple

U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers has today dismissed an iPhone antitrust lawsuit against Apple in Oakland, California, which argued that the Cupertino company has built a monopoly for iPhone applications because they’re only for sale at its App Store, Bloomberg reports. (U.S. District Judge: Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers) According to the complaint, which was originally filed back in...