IPhone Purchaser Actions Consolidated In Calif.

Law360, New York (July 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has issued an order consolidating 12 putative class actions alleging that Apple Inc.’s iPhone 3G did not perform as fast as promised on AT&T Mobility LLC’s 3G data network.

In an order issued Wednesday, the panel said that centralizing the lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California would eliminate duplicative discovery and prevent inconsistent pretrial rulings.

The 12 suits include eight proposed class actions in the Northern District of California, as well as cases...
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