Apple Says Parents Responsible For Kids' App Purchases

Law360, New York (August 8, 2011, 12:40 PM EDT) -- Apple Inc. on Friday sought to dismiss a consolidated class action in California brought by parents over purchases their children made while playing games on the company's devices, arguing that the plaintiffs were responsible under contract and that other consumer protection claims failed.

At issue are the virtual supplies and other fake currency that minors can buy, sometimes for nearly $100 in a single click, while using “highly addictive” gaming software on Apple's best-selling mobile devices, such as the iPhone or iPad, according to the suit....
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