Apple Escapes App Store Monopoly Suit

Law360, New York (December 2, 2013, 7:27 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday threw out a case accusing Apple Inc. of illegally monopolizing the market for iPhone apps, ruling the would-be class members lacked standing to sue over the 30 percent commission the company charges developers in its App Store.

U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers dismissed the antitrust suit with prejudice after concluding that the plaintiffs' amended complaint hadn't addressed the standing problems in the original suit.

The plaintiffs — consumers who had purchased offerings from the App Store — claimed that...
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