Analysis

Alito, Gorsuch Question Illinois Brick Precedent

Law360 (November 26, 2018, 10:34 PM EST) -- Justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch on Monday floated the idea of overruling the high court’s landmark Illinois Brick decision, which limits federal antitrust standing to direct purchasers, during oral arguments in a case accusing Apple Inc. of monopolizing the market for apps sold on its devices.

The Supreme Court's 1977 decision in Illinois Brick Co. v. Illinois is at the heart of Apple's appeal in the suit, filed by consumers who claim the company is causing them to pay higher prices by charging app developers a 30 percent commission and imposing other restrictions.

In Illinois Brick, the high court refused...

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