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Topic: lawsuits

Fresh App Store monopoly lawsuit arrives after US Supreme Court ruling

05/23/2019, 05:05 pm

Taking advantage of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, a new class action lawsuit accuses Apple of artificially inflating App Store prices through a claimed monopoly on iOS app distribution.

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Apple's iCloud and iTunes targeted in patent infringement suit

05/20/2019, 04:05 pm

An Irish business, Data Scape Limited, has launched a Texas lawsuit against Apple accusing it of violating a data sync patent by way of iCloud, iTunes and the devices those services run on.

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'Over the Rainbow' composer's estate sues Apple & others over 'pirated' music sales

05/17/2019, 08:05 am

Apple and a large number of tech companies have become the subject of a new music lawsuit, with the estate of "The Wizard of Oz" track "Over the Rainbow" composer Harold Arlen accusing the firms of creating a "music piracy operation" that distributes unlicensed and unauthorized versions of copyrighted songs.

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App Store antitrust lawsuit predicted to impact Apple stock price for years

05/15/2019, 10:05 am

The fallout from the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to allow an antitrust lawsuit against Apple over an alleged monopoly on iOS apps via the App Store won't immediately affect the company, suggests Morgan Stanley, but the legal threat could affect the stock value for years.

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Apple, executives face another class action over misleading financial statements

05/14/2019, 06:05 pm

Apple's almost universally positive financial outlook, offered in investor conference calls following quarterly earnings reports, are again under scrutiny as a class action complaint takes issue with comments made by CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri in the quarter leading up to a revenue guidance correction in January.

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SCOTUS ruling & US-China trade war 'not a threat' to Apple's growth potential

05/14/2019, 10:05 am

Although there's a "very real risk" from more tariffs on Apple products, and this week's Supreme Court ruling laid the groundwork for a challenge to the App Store, neither is a "threat to future growth potential," Cowen analysts said on Tuesday.

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Apple investors 'overreacting' to Supreme Court ruling & US-China trade war

05/14/2019, 08:05 am

Apple investors are overreacting to the financial threat posed by the U.S.-China trade war and Monday's Supreme Court ruling on the App Store, an analyst claimed on Tuesday.

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Apple insists App Store 'not a monopoly,' expects to win in court

05/13/2019, 04:05 pm

Apple held firm on Monday after losing a U.S. Supreme Court ruling over the App Store, maintaining that it's "not a monopoly" despite no third-party sources for iOS apps.

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App Store monopoly case may run into 2020 and beyond

05/13/2019, 01:05 pm

Although the U.S. Supreme Court is allowing the Apple v. Pepper App Store lawsuit to proceed, the case will take at least another year to resolve, analysts with Macquarie Research claimed on Monday.

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US Supreme Court greenlights lawsuit over App Store monopoly

05/13/2019, 10:05 am

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday voted 5 to 4 to allow an antitrust lawsuit against Apple to proceed, one accusing the company of maintaining a monopoly on iOS apps via the App Store.

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Group FaceTime iOS 12.1 eavesdropping bug lawsuit is dismissed

05/10/2019, 03:05 pm

A U.S. District Court in Houston has granted Apple's request to dismiss a lawsuit over a Group FaceTime bug in iOS 12.1, which at launch allowed third parties to eavesdrop on conversations.

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Apple hit with second class action complaint over iPhone 7 'Loop Disease'

05/07/2019, 12:05 am

Apple on Monday was hit with a second class action complaint targeting the so-called "Loop Disease" audio chip issue, a problem known to manifest in some iPhone 7 units after prolonged use.

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Multiple class actions target US carriers over selling location data

05/06/2019, 02:05 pm

All four major U.S. carriers -- AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint -- are facing proposed class action lawsuits over their selling of customer location data.

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iPhone 7 'Loop Disease' audio chip issue targeted in class action complaint

05/03/2019, 07:05 pm

A new class action complaint seeks damages and a hardware recall from Apple over the so-called iPhone 7 "Loop Disease," an issue that causes audio problems on impacted handsets and can ultimately render the device inoperable.

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SEC presses charges against GT Advanced & CEO for fraud in iPhone sapphire supply

05/03/2019, 12:05 pm

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday charged GT Advanced Technologies and former CEO Thomas Gutierrez with fraud, accusing them of deceiving investors about its ability to supply sapphire for iPhones.

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Qualcomm gains $4.5B to $4.7B from Apple settlement

05/01/2019, 04:05 pm

The settlement deal between Apple and Qualcomm, previously a secret, will net the chipmaker between $4.5 billion and 4.7 billion, according to regulatory filings issued on Wednesday.

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iPhone 'Personal Hotspot' tech violates networking patent, lawsuit claims

04/25/2019, 05:04 pm

A Wyoming firm, WiNet Labs, is suing Apple for allegedly infringing on a networking patent with its "Personal Hotspot" feature found in iPhone and iPad.

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Apple's will to 'hurt Qualcomm financially' illustrated by Qualcomm's opening statement

04/24/2019, 05:04 pm

Slides of Qualcomm's opening arguments against Apple have been published, exposing more detail of Apple's long plan to hurt Qualcomm financially to force reduced modem chip payments.

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Student sues Apple for $1 billion over false arrest linked to facial recognition tech

04/22/2019, 08:04 pm

An 18-year-old student launched a $1 billion lawsuit against Apple and an associated security firm on Monday, accusing the pair of falsely linking him to a series of store thefts.

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Sprint, AT&T reach settlement in lawsuit over rebranding 4G as '5G E'

04/22/2019, 07:04 pm

A settlement has emerged in Sprint's lawsuit against AT&T, which accused the rival carrier of "blatantly misleading consumers" with its use of the term "5G E" to market high-speed 4G connections.

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