Apple Wins Arbitration Bid In IPhone 3G Messaging MDL

Law360, New York (March 30, 2012, 4:17 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal judge on Friday threw out claims surrounding Apple Inc.'s iPhone 3G and 3GS messaging systems, saying the multidistrict litigation belongs in arbitration as outlined in service agreements consumers signed with AT&T Mobility LLC when they purchased the devices.

The plaintiffs claim that the phones they bought between July 11, 2008 and Sept. 25, 2009 did not allow them to use the multimedia messaging service advertised by Apple and AT&T until AT&T upgraded its network, according to the judge's order. They contend that they were still forced to...
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