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Judge Cote certifies consumer suits for class action in Apple antitrust case

Posted By Chris Meadows On March 29, 2014 @ 7:45 am In Apple,Chris Meadows,legal,publishing | No Comments

Calling it a “paradigmatic antitrust class action,” Judge Denise Cote has granted class-action certification [1] to the consumers whose suit against Apple makes up one third of the intricate bundle of cases she is presiding over in the Apple antitrust trial. (The other two thirds are, of course, the actions brought by the Department of Justice and the state attorneys general.) She also denied Apple’s request to disregard the plaintiff’s damage expert, and threw out the opinions of the experts Apple had consulted [2] in regard to damages. Not many surprises there for anyone who’s been following the trial so far.

Because of various delays, it looks as though the damages trial that had originally been scheduled for May will now have to take place in July or September.


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[1] Judge Denise Cote has granted class-action certification: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/28/us-apple-ebooks-idUSBREA2R1Y120140328

[2] threw out the opinions of the experts Apple had consulted: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/content-and-e-books/article/61642-apple-loses-two-key-decisions-in-e-book-case.html

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