Apple Antitrust Case Need Not Involve AT&T, 9th Circ. Told

Law360, New York (May 2, 2013, 5:34 PM EDT) -- An iPhone user asked the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday to revive his proposed class action alleging Apple Inc. broke antitrust laws by locking customers into voice and data plans with AT&T Mobility LLC, saying the lower court erred in deciding AT&T had to be a defendant.

The lower court dismissed the suit in December, ruling AT&T had to be involved for the suit to go forward. But Zack Ward, who had sued only Apple, argued Wednesday that plaintiffs can sue any defendant in an antitrust matter,...
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