Qualcomm Fights Cert. Of 'Biggest Class Action In History'

Law360 (October 15, 2018, 5:39 PM EDT) -- Qualcomm has asked the Ninth Circuit to review the certification of a class estimated to cover 250 million cellphone buyers who allegedly paid overages stemming from the chipmaker's anti-competitive licensing practices, saying the ruling creates "quite likely the biggest class action in history."

Qualcomm filed a petition on Oct. 11 asking for permission to appeal U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh's order last month certifying the class, which covers anyone in the U.S. who purchased a cellphone containing certain modem chipsets between February 2011 and the present. The buyers allege that Qualcomm used its dominance over chips needed for cellular connectivity...

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