Apple Seeks To Compel Arbitration Of Racketeering Claims

Law360, Los Angeles (July 26, 2013, 4:37 PM ET) -- Apple Inc. on Thursday asked a California federal judge to compel arbitration of two putative class actions brought by consumers who say Apple and AT&T Mobility LLC formed a “racketeering enterprise” to market and sell Apple’s iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S devices while concealing a defect in the products.

The first suit was filed in February, alleging the power buttons on plaintiffs’ devices began to malfunction after working perfectly well for more than a year. In an amended complaint filed in June, the plaintiffs added a Racketeer...
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