Apple Dodges IPhone App Store Monopoly Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (August 15, 2013, 8:31 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday threw out iPhone users' class action claims that Apple Inc. illegally monopolized the phone's aftermarket when it created its app store and demanded a cut of third-party sales, saying the plaintiffs failed to establish standing to sue. 

U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers granted Apple's motion to dismiss but allowed the plaintiffs leave to amend their complaint. The plaintiffs claimed Apple's app store violates antitrust laws because its practice of charging third-party developers 30 percent per sale has unfairly driven...
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