For some reason, an old lawsuit attempt has resurfaced again as "news". The original lawsuit information appeared in January 2005.
Thomas William Slattery has filed a class action suit against Apple Computer Inc. in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging Apple is guilt of violating federal antitrust laws and California's unfair competition law by requiring users who buy music from the iTunes Music Store to use an iPod if they plan to take their music on the road with them. Slattery's suit cuts to the heart of an ongoing issue related to Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology present in commercial downloaded music.
A September 2005 report notes that the Judge rejected Apple's motion to dismiss the lawsuit. No further update on the status of the litigation.