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Court Says Apple’s ITunes, IPods Not Illegally Tied

Law360 (May 18, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Apple Inc. has won a round in an ongoing consolidated antitrust class action, with a federal judge ruling that the relationship between its iTunes music store and iPod products does not constitute illegal tying.

Judge James Ware of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted Apple’s request for a judgment on the pleadings on Friday.

“Despite plaintiffs’ contentions that the technological interrelationship between iTunes music and iPods constitute an unlawful tie, the court is not persuaded that this is the type of...
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