Apple, AT&T Blast IPhone Users' Bid To Duck Arbitration

Law360, New York (January 12, 2012, 5:26 PM EST) -- Apple Inc. and AT&T Inc. on Tuesday lashed out at a proposed class of iPhone users who are fighting a California federal court's order in favor of arbitration in the consumers' antitrust suit accusing the technology companies of monopolizing the aftermarket for iPhone voice and data services.

In a pair of opposition briefs responding to the consumers' motion seeking the certification of an interlocutory appeal, Apple and AT&T argue, among other things, that the consumers are bound to arbitrate their dispute.

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