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Four Additional States Join DOJ Lawsuit Against Apple

Four Additional States Join DOJ Lawsuit Against Apple

Posted June 12, 2024 at 9:48pm by iClarified
The Department of Justice has announced that the Attorneys General of Indiana, Massachusetts, Nevada and Washington have joined the civil antitrust lawsuit it recently brought against Apple.

The Justice Department, 15 states and the District of Columbia sued Apple in March for monopolizing multiple smartphone markets in violation of Section 2 of the Sherman Act. The department and its now expanded group of 20 co-plaintiffs filed an amended complaint in the District of New Jersey.

"We welcome the States of Indiana, Massachusetts, Nevada and Washington, who join our existing coalition to restore competition in the smartphone markets that Apple has monopolized," said Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter of the Justice Department's Antitrust Division. "We look forward to litigating this important case alongside our state partners to deliver the benefits of competition to consumers, app developers, accessory makers and the American public."

The DOJ alleges that Apple exercises its monopoly power to extract more money from consumers, developers, content creators, artists, publishers, small businesses, and merchants. It claims the company selectively imposes contractual restrictions on developers and withholds critical ways of accessing iPhone.

You can learn more about the lawsuit here:
U.S. Sues Apple Alleging Antitrust Violations

You can find the amended complaint here:
First Amended Complaint

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Four Additional States Join DOJ Lawsuit Against Apple
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Xtoast - June 13, 2024 at 1:26pm
another 52 week high for Apple stock, another lawsuit filled…
dgadirector - June 13, 2024 at 3:59am
Funny. No one has to buy an iPhone. Nor do they have to deal with any one carrier.
mr_craig@mac.com - June 13, 2024 at 3:20am
I think there's room enough for everybody, said Apple.
mr_craig@mac.com - June 13, 2024 at 3:21am
Great article writing though.👍
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