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Class-Action Suit Against Apple To Move Forward

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

May 8, 2012

Class-Action Suit Against Apple To Move Forward

Despite Apple's request that a federal judge dismiss the lawsuit filed against it by iPhone and iPad users, the suit will move forward, MediaPost reports. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has set a trial date of September 16 for the class-action lawsuit that alleges Apple violated user privacy when their devices' unique identifiers were shared with app developers and affiliates. Koh dismissed the suit without prejudice last year because the plaintiffs failed to prove harm. But the new suit amends the complaint, alleging that the plaintiffs wouldn't have paid what they did for the devices had they known their personal information would be transmitted. Apple is fighting the suit.
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