Judge Grants Class Action Status to E-Book Lawsuit Against Apple

Judge Grants Class Action Status to E-Book Lawsuit Against Apple

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U.S. District Judge Denise Cote has granted class action status to an e-book lawsuit against Apple for conspiring with publishers to fix e-book prices.

Cote determined the group of consumers had "more than met their burden" to allow them to sue as a group, reports Reuters. She denied Apple's argument that the claims were too different from each other, or that some weren't harmed because the prices of some e-books fell.

"This is a paradigmatic antitrust class action," wrote Cote.

In July 2013, Cote found Apple guilty of colluding with publishers in a case brought the U.S. Department of Justice. Cote has been accused of ruling before hearing the evidence after she pre-declared a "tentative view" that Apple was an antitrust violator before trial. After convicting the iPad of being a conspiracy to increase digital book prices, she appointed her friend Michael Bromwich as an external monitor to review antitrust at Apple. Bromwich allegedly took his role too far leading Apple to request his removal from the case. In a report on the case, the WSJ blasted Cote calling her a 'disgrace to the judiciary'.

Apple has asked the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to throw out Cote's ruling from last year, as well as her decision to appoint an external monitor but the court rejected the request to halt oversight while the appeal is pending.

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Judge Grants Class Action Status to E-Book Lawsuit Against Apple

Lolwut - March 30, 2014 at 4:17am
That's like worrying over apps that only cost a dollar, grow up already judge, been whining about this for months, it won't hurt to spend THAT much anyway.
DarkSide - March 31, 2014 at 5:44am
The Judge is doing her job. YOU on the other hand is the one who is doing the whining. Grow up and get apple's wang out of your orifice.
DarkMindedSide - March 31, 2014 at 10:57am
And you are doing your business here for a living talking about doing it. F*ck off! I said something about this like we all do, get your head out of your ass again.
Krapatis - March 30, 2014 at 4:15am
Someone teach baby face how to act, that's trolling for you.
ratGT - March 30, 2014 at 3:08pm
@Kamatis - I've NEVER come across this website such a shortsighted, irrelevant, deficient, compulsive-obsessive and tech-illiterate imbecile such as you. You bring no healthy contradiction to Apple and its matters. In fact, you're doing nothing more than spamming the comments section and tyring the rest of the visitors. I usually pity the fool and his last remaining brain cells, but not you and your redundant sewage waste you're spilling all over the place... What a troll queer!
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