2nd Apple Button-Defect Class Action On Verge Of Transfer
By Gavin Broady
Law360, New York (October 1, 2013, 7:17 PM ET) -- Efforts to keep a putative class action accusing Apple Inc. of conspiring to sell iPhones with defective power buttons in California's northern district were rejected by a federal judge on Tuesday, who said the first-to-file rule applies and likely requires the case's transfer.
U.S. District Court Judge Edward M. Chen ordered the parties to offer up any reason why plaintiff Debra Hilton’s suit against the tech giant belongs in the northern district, rather than in the central district alongside a related suit. Both actions allege that...