Apple's Bid To Arbitrate Antitrust Claims To Face Challenge

Law360, New York (February 1, 2012, 11:08 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday granted a request by a proposed class of iPhone users to appeal whether Apple Inc. can force them to arbitrate their antitrust claims against it and AT&T Inc. when only AT&T's contracts include arbitration agreements.

U.S. District Judge James Ware certified an interlocutory appeal over whether Apple can force the plaintiffs, a proposed class of customers who had signed voice and data service contracts with AT&T for their iPhones, to arbitrate their claims even though the terms of service for...
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