Phone Buyers Tell 9th Circ. To Reject Qualcomm Cert. Appeal

By Bryan Koenig (October 25, 2018, 7:27 PM EDT) -- A group of cellphone buyers is urging the Ninth Circuit to reject Qualcomm's appeal of class certification of roughly 250 million cellphone buyers who allegedly paid overages stemming from the chipmaker's anti-competitive licensing practices, arguing that the company may only challenge certification after the suit runs its course.

Qualcomm cannot yet challenge certification of what it says is "quite likely the biggest class action in history" because U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh's order last month certifying the massive class contains no "manifest error" and no "unsettled and fundamental question of law" that is likely to escape review after the case conclusively ends,...

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