9th Circ. Throws Out IPod Antitrust Consumer Action

Law360, New York (September 3, 2013, 5:26 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday roundly dismissed a putative class action brought against Apple claiming that the company's iTunes music encryption system violated antitrust laws, ruling that the woman bringing the case failed to allege sufficient facts to support her claims of monopolization.

In a unanimous ruling, the three-judge panel upheld a California federal court order that dismissed with prejudice a suit brought by consumer Stacie Somers on behalf of individuals who purchased iPods from retailers and music files from Apple. The panel rejected the suit...
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