DOJ Backs Qualcomm's Appeal Of Phone Buyer Class Cert.
Law360 (June 12, 2019, 8:14 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has thrown its support behind Qualcomm as the chipmaker tries to avoid facing a class estimated to include 250 million cellphone buyers who allegedly overpaid because of its licensing practices, telling the Ninth Circuit that California law should not be applied nationwide.
The DOJ, along with Louisiana, Ohio and Texas, filed an amicus brief Monday in Qualcomm's appeal of a ruling from U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh that certified a class covering anyone in the U.S. who purchased cellphones containing certain modem chipsets between February 2011 and the present.
The class is certified under California's Cartwright...
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