Plaintiffs Ask Court To Certify Claims In IPod Case

Law360, New York (July 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The plaintiffs in a consolidated class action filed against Apple Inc. have asked a judge to certify their claims that Apple violated competition laws by encrypting music purchased from its online music store so it can only be played on an Apple device.

In a motion filed on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the plaintiffs said “Apple’s unremitting policy of incompatibility constitutes an unlawful tying arrangement in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act.”

The plaintiffs allege that...
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