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Qualcomm Fights 'Unprecedented' Class Cert. In Chip Row

Law360 (August 10, 2018, 8:54 PM EDT) -- Chipmaker Qualcomm has urged a California federal court not to certify a class of smartphone buyers suing the manufacturer for forcing companies like Apple and Samsung into paying high royalty rates that were allegedly then passed on to the public, arguing the class of 250 million people is unfeasible and "unprecedented." 

The company said Thursday the consumers have also failed to establish that the allegedly inflated chip prices raised phone prices or degraded cellphone service. 

Nevertheless, consumers have asked the court to approve their certification bid for almost anyone in the United States who purchased a cellphone in the past seven years. Qualcomm...

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