Judge Links Consumer, Developer Suits Over Apple App Store

By Matthew Perlman (August 23, 2019, 7:55 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge has linked the proposed consumer class action targeting Apple's App Store practices that went up to the U.S. Supreme Court with a pair of suits filed by app developers, saying they all involve the same types of transactions.

U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers on Thursday issued an order relating the cases despite arguments from the consumers and developers that the allegations are not similar enough. While the judge said the relationships of the plaintiffs to Apple differ, the cases all involve the same technology and underlying economics.

"Having reviewed the parties' filings, the court finds that significant...

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