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Supreme Court greenlights lawsuit against Apple

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/13/19, 12:55 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that consumers can pursue an antitrust lawsuit against Apple for the 30 percent commission it charges software developers to sell apps through its App Store. iPhone users claim Apple is unfairly monopolizing the app market since users must purchase software exclusively through the company’s online store. Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the four liberal justices on the court in rejecting Apple’s request to end the lawsuit. Apple’s commission on every app sale was enough to persuade the hight court that the legal fight could proceed, he wrote.

Justice Neil Gorsuch authored the dissent for the other four judges, saying the court has not allowed similar cases to move forward in the past. The case could set important precedents for regulating online marketplaces.


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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. Follow Rachel on Twitter @Rachel_Lynn_A.

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  • OldMike
    Posted: Tue, 05/14/2019 05:23 pm

    Naturally the MSM will make much of Justice Kavanaugh siding with “the four liberal justices,” to try to make us feel betrayed and think our President made a huge mistake in nominating him. 

    I’m not falling for that. I want to see us get to an important abortion or 2nd Amendment case, or a case dealing with FBI misconduct around the 2016 election. Then we’ll know where Justice Kavanaugh stands. 

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