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Apple Fights App Store Monopolization Claims At High Court

Law360 (August 10, 2018, 7:36 PM EDT) -- Apple Inc. urged the U.S. Supreme Court in an opening brief on Friday to toss a proposed consumer class action claiming the technology giant illegally monopolized the iPhone app market, arguing that it acts merely as an agent for developers who set their own prices.

Apple is looking to reverse a Ninth Circuit ruling that revived a suit alleging the dominance of the company’s App Store allows it to extract unfair commissions from developers that drive up the price consumers pay for apps on their iPhones. The company said the consumers do not directly purchase the service they claim Apple is...

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