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US: After a decade, Apple iPod antitrust case heads to trial

 |  September 30, 2014

After nearly a decade of litigation, an antitrust lawsuit against Apple regarding its iPod products will proceed to trial.

According to reports, US District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers found sufficient evidence presented by the plaintiffs that certain iPod models played only music downloaded by Apple’s iTunes store. The plaintiffs argue that this handed Apple a monopoly and lead the technology giant to overcharge its customers.

Apple’s motion for a summary judgment was denied, and the case will go to trial on November 17, according to reports, where a “battle of economists” is expected to play out as each side possesses expert testimony to contradict each other’s arguments.


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