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Apple iPod iTunes Antitrust Litigation
The Firm is lead counsel for a class of iPod purchasers who challenged Apple's use of iPod software and firmware updates to prevent consumers who purchased music from non-Apple sources from playing it on their iPods. Apple's conduct resulted in monopolies in the digital music and portable digital music player markets and enabled the company to charge inflated prices for millions of iPods. The certified class includes individuals and businesses that purchased iPods directly from Apple between September 12, 2006 and March 31, 2009. The court has denied in part Apple's motion for summary judgment. Plaintiffs expect to try the case in late 2013.
Case No. C-05-00037-JW (HRL) (N.D. Cal.)