Despite a current lack of plaintiffs, a U.S. District Judge ruled that a class-action lawsuit filed against Apple should still continue, The Los Angeles Times reported on December 8.
U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers ordered the lawyers fighting Apple in a class-action antitrust lawsuit to produce another plaintiff after she disqualified their last remaining plaintiff. The class-action suit alleges that the iPods bought from 2006 to 2009 included an update that did not allow music downloaded from competing stores to be played. The case was heard with two witnesses last week, but neither of them could adequately serve as a plaintiff because they had not bought an iPod within the required time period.
The lawsuit alleges that Apple’s iPod created a monopoly that allowed them to overcharge consumers and resellers, causing damages of up to almost $325 million.
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