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Apple is suing another tech company, drink!

With Apple's Samsung troubles winding down and a potential settlement reached in that whole anti-poaching brouhaha, the company's legal staff obviously needed something else to work on. Apple was happy to oblige and has now set its sights on Swedish tech firm Ericsson. Apple's suit centers on Eric...

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Apple to shell out more cash in new anti-poaching settlement offer

Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel have tossed a few extra bucks into the settlement pot in order to satisfy the terms of anti-poaching lawsuit that first got off the ground in 2013. The suit alleges that top tech companies, including Apple, lured employees away from certain companies while agreeing t...

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Judge dismisses lawsuit alleging Apple knowingly released MacBook Pros with faulty logic boards

With class action suits against Apple seemingly initiated every few weeks, it's easy to keep track of what's happening where. That said, you might recall a suit recently levied against Apple alleging that the company purposefully sold MacBook Pros circa 2010/2011 that it knew contained faulty logic ...

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Judge dismisses Apple employee lawsuit demanding compensation for time spent in security checks

In July of 2013, Apple was hit with a lawsuit from retail employees alleging that they were not being compensated for time spent taking part in security checkouts. As an illustrative example, imagine an employee decides to break for lunch at noon. Before doing so, said employee must undergo a se...

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The most exciting Apple legal story you'll read all day

In a move that is sure to send massive shockwaves through Apple Store break rooms the world over, two former Apple Store employees are throwing in the towel on their claims against the company. The duo alleges that Apple owed them some cold hard cash after they spent as long as 25 minutes waiting ...

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Judge denies request to release video of Steve Jobs deposition

Just one day after Apple emerged victorious in its iPod antitrust lawsuit, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled that there was no overwhelming "public interest" in releasing videotaped deposition testimony of Steve Jobs taken a few months before his passing. Earlier in the month, a trio of news...

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Apple emerges victorious in iPod antitrust lawsuit

Less than 24 hours after closing arguments were presented in Apple's iPod antitrust lawsuit, a jury ruled that Apple did not violate any antitrust laws when it took proactive measures to prevent songs downloaded from competing music services from being playable on the iPod. The jury's verdict...

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Apple's iPod antitrust lawsuit hinges on iTunes 7

Apple's iPod antitrust lawsuit wrapped up on Monday afternoon, capping off a week-long trial that has been close to 10 years in the making. Now, the case has been handed off to a jury that will deliberate whether or not Apple chose to keep its iTunes/iPod ecosystem closed off for anti-competitiv...

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As Apple's e-book antitrust appeals process begins, one judge already questioning Judge Cote's ruling

Apple's effort to appeal the adverse judgement handed down by Judge Denise Cote began yesterday before a three-judge panel. As a quick recap, Cote, back in July of 2013, ruled that Apple illegally colluded with book publishers to artificially inflate the price of e-books across the industry. From...

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Former iTunes engineer testifies: iTunes updates were designed to "block 100% of non-iTunes clients"

This past Friday, as part of Apple's ongoing iPod antitrust lawsuit, former Apple engineer Rod Schultz took the stand and testified about Apple's efforts to prevent the iPod from playing music files downloaded from from competing services. The Wall Street journal reports: A former iTunes engi...

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Apple fires back hard at news organizations for demanding to see Steve Jobs depo video

As anticipated, Apple has taken an extremely strong stance against a request from three news organizations to see the release of a videotaped deposition of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The deposition itself was conducted in April of 2011, a few months before Jobs passed. A motion from the news organ...

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Boston ice dancer selected as new plaintiff in iPod class action lawsuit

A 65-year-old amateur ice dancer is the new plaintiff in the class action lawsuit filed against Apple, reports the Wall Street Journal. Barbara Bennet was flown into Oakland California and appeared in U.S. District Court on Tuesday. Following interviews with attorneys for both sides, Judge Yvonne ...

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News organizations fight to have tape of Steve Jobs video deposition released to the public

During Apple's ongoing iPod antitrust lawsuit, the plaintiffs introduced video testimony from Steve Jobs that was recorded in April 2011, a few months before his passing. Per Apple's request to the plaintiffs, Jobs' video footage has not been made public. Now comes word via CNET that a trio of ne...

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Apple iPod class action trial to continue temporarily without a plaintiff

Apple's iPod class action lawsuit will be allowed to continue without a plaintiff, reports the Associated Press. The suit took an unusual turn this week when all existing plaintiffs were disqualified for not owning an iPod covered by the suit. The last remaining plaintiff, Marianna Rosen, was dis...

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Former Global Operations manager Paul Devine sentenced to one year in prison for selling Apple secrets

Former Apple Global Operations manager Paul Devine was sentenced last week to one year in prison following his guilty plea on charges of money laundering, conspiracy and wire fraud. He also must repay $4.5 million for crimes against his employer Apple. In 2010, Devine was arrested and subsequentl...

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