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Class Action,
Antitrust & Trade Reg.

Apr. 2, 2024

Class action alleges Apple’s anticompetitive behavior in iPhone app development

The plaintiffs argue that Apple’s business model, which invites participation but forces developers to pay substantial fees, suppresses innovation through contractual restrictions.

Antitrust litigation against Apple Inc. continues to mount as a new proposed class action filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court accuses the tech giant of stymieing competition by restricting iPhone users’ ability to interact with compatible smartphone technology from other companies and disrupting the growth of “super apps” from third parties.

The lawsuit -- filed on March 28 by two lawyers from Kirby McInerney LLP; David E. Kovel, Ne...

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