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Topic: lawsuits

Apple, Google & Amazon settle with Italian government over 'misleading' free apps with in-app purchases

01/30/2015, 10:01 am

Apple, along with Google and Amazon, will avoid fines from the Italian government after agreeing to revise policies regarding so-called "freemium" mobile games and applications.

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Apple's Beats Music, others hit by lawsuit for allegedly misappropriating pre-1972 music

01/23/2015, 05:01 pm

Streaming music services like Apple's Beats Music, Google Play, Rdio and others are targets of a new volley of lawsuits claiming unpaid royalties on certain pre-1972 songs, potentially ending access to these older tracks.

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Patent troll targets Apple's Safari, Cover Flow and Time Machine UIs in new lawsuit

01/21/2015, 07:01 pm

In a new patent lawsuit with the Northern California District Court on Tuesday, so-called "patent troll" TriDim Innovations claims Apple infringed two 3D user interface patents with Safari for iOS 7 and iOS 8, Cover Flow and Time Machine.

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Class representative in Apple 'anti-poaching' suit wants bigger cut of $415M payout

01/16/2015, 10:01 pm

The class representative in a California anti-trust lawsuit regarding alleged anti-poaching measures employed by Apple, Google and other Silicon Valley tech companies, is seeking a larger-than-normal chunk of a proposed $415 million payout for his work in securing more lucrative settlement terms.

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Apple, Google agree to pay $415M to settle 'no-poach' class action suit

01/15/2015, 07:01 pm

Apple, Google and two other Silicon Valley tech companies have agreed to pay out $415 million to settle an anti-trust class action lawsuit alleging so-called "no-poach" measures artificially suppressed employee salaries.

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2011 MacBook Pro graphics class-action suit expands, accuses Apple of concealing defects

01/15/2015, 11:01 am

Members of the 2011 MacBook Pro graphics failure class-action lawsuit were updated this week on the latest developments in the case, which has expanded to include multiple states and lodges new complaints against Apple, accusing the company of deliberately concealing problems.

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Apple sues Ericsson to trim wireless patent royalty rates

01/14/2015, 02:01 am

Apple has filed suit against Ericsson for charging excessive royalty rates on certain wireless Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, and argues that the Swedish company's patents are not essential to overarching industry standards.

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Apple, Google agree to new settlement in anti-poaching class action suit

01/13/2015, 08:01 pm

According to a court filing on Tuesday, both Apple and Google have agreed to new terms to settle a class action lawsuit alleging artificial suppression of wages through cross-company anti-poaching measures.

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Judge dismisses lawsuit over allegedly faulty Apple MacBook logic boards

01/08/2015, 08:01 pm

A California judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit claiming Apple sold MacBooks to customers knowing the laptops contained defective logic boards and would fail within two years.

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Class-action lawsuit accuses Apple of misrepresenting iPhone storage with iOS 8

12/31/2014, 11:12 am

Apple has been accused of misrepresenting its iOS 8 operating system upgrade by using an "unexpectedly large percentage" of storage on 8- and 16-gigabyte devices, resulting in a class-action lawsuit against the iPhone maker.

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Judge dismisses Apple Store employee 'bag check' lawsuits following Supreme Court ruling

12/30/2014, 05:12 pm

Citing a recent Supreme Court ruling, a federal court judge last week dismissed a pair of proposed class action lawsuits leveled against Apple by its retail employees, who argued the company's anti-theft policies incurred lost wages.

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Canada court orders Apple divulge documents in iPhone anti-competition probe

12/18/2014, 03:12 am

The Federal Court of Canada on Wednesday said it will order Apple to release documents to the country's Competition Bureau as part of an ongoing investigation into possible anticompetitive practices regarding iPhone partner carrier contracts.

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Judge rules videotaped Steve Jobs deposition to remain out of public eye

12/17/2014, 05:12 pm

After successfully defending a long-running antitrust case related to the iPod and iTunes ecosystem, Apple on Wednesday won a separate fight to keep videotaped deposition from late company cofounder Steve Jobs sealed.

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Apple's iTunes DRM didn't violate antitrust laws, jury finds

12/16/2014, 01:12 pm

After years of litigation, Apple on Tuesday was found not to have violated U.S. antitrust laws with the FairPlay digital rights management software that prevented users from loading content from rival music stores on early iPods.

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Apple 'iPod iTunes' antitrust case sent to jury after closing arguments

12/15/2014, 06:12 pm

Closing arguments in a class-action lawsuit against Apple's iPod iTunes ecosystem were heard on Monday, with each side arguing their case for what could potentially result in a $1 billion penalty for Apple.

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Canadian government details antitrust charges against Apple

12/15/2014, 01:12 pm

Just days after Canada's Competition Bureau announced that it would look into the details of Apple's contracts with wireless carriers, a newly-uncovered court filing has shed light on the regulator's allegations of anti-competitive practices.

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Judge shows opposition to government's case at start of Apple's e-book antitrust appeal

12/15/2014, 01:12 pm

Apple's appeal of the U.S. government's e-book antitrust case got underway Monday, with one judge presiding over the hearing questioning whether the government's original case was legitimate.

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Former iTunes engineer says Apple wanted to block '100% of non-iTunes clients'

12/12/2014, 07:12 pm

A former Apple engineer appeared in court on Friday as the final witness of an antitrust case involving the iPod and iTunes ecosystem, saying he worked on an internal project meant to box out competing digital stores and media players.

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Canada's Competition Bureau investigating Apple for anti-competitive carrier deals

12/11/2014, 02:12 pm

Apple's Canadian operations are under investigation from the country's Competition Bureau, which is looking into claims of anti-competitive deals struck with carriers in the Great White North.

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Apple lawyers say media only wants to show a 'dead man' in request for Steve Jobs deposition

12/09/2014, 09:12 pm

Attorneys representing Apple in the company's fight against an iPod iTunes antitrust class-action lawsuit suggested in court on Tuesday that media requests to unseal Steve Jobs' videotaped testimony are petty at best.

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