Supreme Court Could Toss A Brick Through Antitrust Classes
Law360 (February 6, 2019, 4:09 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court could soon make it much more complicated to litigate price-fixing lawsuits, including major class actions, if the justices reverse a 1977 precedent that limits indirect purchasers' ability to bring antitrust claims.
Sometime this session, the justices will issue their opinion in Apple Inc. v. Robert Pepper et al., the tech giant's bid to undo a Ninth Circuit decision reviving a suit from consumers who accused Apple of monopolizing the app market. The company argues that for the purposes of this case, the consumers should be considered indirect purchasers because they don't buy apps directly from developers but...
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