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Apple to face labor related class-action suit after court denies motion to dismiss

12/05/2014, 08:12 pm

A three-judge panel in California's Superior Court recently denied Apple's appeal to throw out a class-action lawsuit lodged by current and former employees who claim the company's treatment of workers violate state labor codes.

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Steve Jobs' videotaped testimony aired in iPod iTunes trial as lawyers try to add plaintiff

12/05/2014, 06:12 pm

A videotaped deposition from late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs was viewed in court on Friday as part of the ongoing "iPod iTunes" trial, while lawyers for the class attempted to add a new plaintiff after dropping one earlier in the day.

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Plaintiff withdrawn in iPod antitrust lawsuit

12/05/2014, 01:12 pm

One of the two named plaintiffs in the long-running class-action lawsuit over Apple's FairPlay DRM was withdrawn on Friday by their attorneys, just one day after the revelation that neither plaintiff may be a member of the class they represent.

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Antitrust lawsuit against Apple's iPod, iTunes ecosystem may lack plaintiff

12/04/2014, 06:12 pm

In what could prove to be a major development in a class-action lawsuit involving Apple's iPod and iTunes, new court documents filed on Thursday reveal Apple is questioning whether a class even exists.

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Apple's Eddy Cue says early success of iPod, iTunes hinged on DRM

12/04/2014, 05:12 pm

Testifying in an antitrust lawsuit on Thursday, Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue said the initial success of iPod and iTunes was reliant on digital rights management due to an onslaught of attempts from hackers to crack the ecosystem.

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Samsung argues for reversal of Apple's $930M patent infringement award

12/04/2014, 03:12 pm

During an appearance before a U.S. appeals court on Thursday, lawyers for Samsung sought to have vacated the $930 million judgement awarded to Apple earlier this year in a landmark patent infringement lawsuit, saying the sum was "absurd."

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Apple accused of deleting songs from iPods without users' knowledge

12/03/2014, 08:12 pm

During in-court proceedings of Apple's iPod/iTunes antitrust lawsuit on Wednesday, plaintiffs' lawyers claimed Apple surreptitiously deleted songs not purchased through the iTunes Music Store from users' iPods.

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Steve Jobs' video testimony and emails revealed in 'iPod iTunes' antitrust lawsuit

12/03/2014, 12:12 am

A video deposition from Steve Jobs recorded as evidence in a long-running iPod/iTunes antitrust lawsuit was shown for the first time in court on Tuesday, revealing not only Jobs' thoughts on the case, but also a rare glimpse behind the scenes of a former Apple run by its cofounder.

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Apple's Eddy Cue speaks out on iBooks price fixing ruling: 'It's just not right'

12/02/2014, 11:12 am

Days before an appeals court will revisit Apple's iBooks price fixing case, the head of the company's digital content business has spoken out on why Apple continues to fight the government's antitrust allegations, calling it a "fight for the truth."

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Antitrust laws could cost Apple $1 billion in iTunes monopoly case

12/02/2014, 09:12 am

Though plaintiffs are seeking $350 million in damages in a case alleging that Apple created an unfair monopoly with its iTunes Music Store, U.S. antitrust laws say the final damages could be triple that amount, exceeding $1 billion.

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Apple faces $350M in damages from iTunes antitrust suit first filed in 2005

12/01/2014, 08:12 am

Though Apple and record labels abandoned digital rights management protection in iTunes Store music purchases years ago, an antitrust lawsuit on the matter first filed in 2005 is set to go to trial this week.

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Judge rules Apple entitled to potential ongoing royalties from patent-infringing Samsung products

11/26/2014, 01:11 am

In an order filed late Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh granted in part Apple's motion requesting ongoing royalties from Samsung, though there is only a slight chance that Apple will find reason to collect.

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Judge approves Apple's $450 million e-book settlement

11/21/2014, 04:11 pm

U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote on Friday accepted Apple's $450 million proposal to settle a class action lawsuit regarding e-book price fixing leveled by 33 states and territories.

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Google to settle patent suit leveled by Apple-backed Rockstar consortium

11/20/2014, 07:11 pm

A court filing this week suggests Google has agreed to settle a patent dispute leveled by the Rockstar consortium, of which Apple is a major investor, suggesting the end is in sight for this particular lawsuit.

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Apple ordered to pay $23.6M for infringing pager technology patents from 1990s

11/18/2014, 05:11 pm

A jury on Monday found Apple in infringement of pager technology developed for the SkyTel network in the '90s, ordering the company to pay out $23.6 million in damages.

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Judge allows lawsuit over missing text messages to proceed against Apple

11/11/2014, 03:11 pm

Days after Apple provided a Web tool to allow ex-iPhone users to deregister their cell phone number from its iMessage service, a California judge has ruled that a class-action lawsuit against Apple for "hijacking" users' ability to receive text messages can proceed.

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FTC files suit against AT&T for 'deceptive & unfair data throttling'

10/28/2014, 02:10 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday announced that it has filed suit against AT&T, alleging that the wireless carrier's practice of promising unlimited mobile data and then throttling download speeds amounted to unfair and deceptive practices.

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Apple hit with class-action lawsuit over 2011 MacBook Pro graphics failures

10/28/2014, 01:10 pm

A long-running issue with owners of Apple's 2011 series of MacBook Pros has resulted in a class-action lawsuit, seeking compensation for apparent graphics card failures experienced by customers.

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Apple avoids $94M patent infringement suit leveled by patent troll GPNE

10/22/2014, 07:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday came out unscathed from a patent suit leveled by non-practicing entity GPNE, which claimed the Cupertino tech giant infringed on mobile technology properties with its iPhone and iPad products.

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Apple removes all Bose products from its online store

10/17/2014, 03:10 pm

Following the news that a lawsuit between Apple's Beats and Bose had been settled, all Bose products -- including both headphones and speakers --have been removed from Apple's online store.

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