Class Rep. Booted In $351M Apple ITunes Antitrust Trial

By Beth Winegarner (December 8, 2014, 7:05 PM EST) -- The California federal judge overseeing a $351 million antitrust trial claiming Apple Inc. held a digital music monopoly ruled on Monday that the remaining named plaintiff lacks standing to represent a class of 8 million iPod buyers, sending plaintiffs' attorneys scrambling for a new client to proceed with the trial.

U.S. District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers said that although Mariana Rosen had standing to represent the class at the time it was certified, the class period dates later changed. New evidence uncovered at trial showed that she didn't purchase an iPod during the newly defined class period, between September 2006...

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