Apple Lawsuits

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Apple Lawsuits Articles

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Apple Sues Former Employee for Leaking iPhone's Journal App and More

Thursday March 28, 2024 10:45 am PDT by
Apple this month sued its former employee Andrew Aude in California state court, alleging that he breached the company's confidentiality agreement and violated labor laws by leaking sensitive information to the media and employees at other tech companies. Apple has demanded a jury trial, and it is seeking damages in excess of $25,000. Aude joined Apple as an iOS software engineer in 2016,...

Apple Sued by U.S. Department of Justice, Says Lawsuit is 'Wrong'

Thursday March 21, 2024 7:50 am PDT by
The U.S. Department of Justice today announced it has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple. The lawsuit alleges that Apple illegally maintains a monopoly in the smartphone market with the iPhone and the device's locked-down ecosystem. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. In a statement shared with MacRumors, Apple said the lawsuit is "wrong on the facts and the...
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Apple Agrees to Pay $490M to Settle Lawsuit Alleging That Tim Cook Defrauded Shareholders

Friday March 15, 2024 8:08 am PDT by
Apple has agreed to pay $490 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging that Apple CEO Tim Cook defrauded shareholders by concealing falling demand for iPhones in China, according to Reuters, which cited a court filing today. The proposed settlement requires approval by U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers in California. On a November 1, 2018 earnings call with analysts, Cook sai...
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Apple to Settle Trade Secret Lawsuit With SoC Startup Rivos

Friday February 9, 2024 2:29 pm PST by
Apple has reached an agreement with Rivos, the SoC company that it sued in 2022 for theft of trade secrets, reports Bloomberg. Rivos will submit to a forensic examination of its systems to remove any confidential Apple information. Rivos hired more than 40 employees from Apple, including several former high-ranking engineers, leading Apple to file a lawsuit in May 2022. Apple accused Rivos...
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Apple Defeats Lawsuit Claiming It Overpaid Tim Cook and Other Execs

Thursday February 8, 2024 1:08 am PST by
Apple will not have to face an investor lawsuit accusing it of overpaying CEO Tim Cook and other top executives by tens of millions of dollars, after a federal judge on Wednesday dismissed the case (via Reuters). The plaintiff, a pension fund affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, said Apple in 2021 and 2022 awarded a respective $92.7 million and $94 million to Cook and...
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Apple Won't Face AliveCor Antitrust Lawsuit Over Apple Watch Heart Rate Technology

Tuesday February 6, 2024 2:31 pm PST by
An antitrust lawsuit that AliveCor filed against Apple back in 2021 will not proceed, with the judge overseeing the case today filing a summary judgment in Apple's favor. The full ruling is under seal as of now due to confidentiality requests from Apple and AliveCor, but the filing makes it clear that the case went in Apple's favor and the Cupertino company was not found to have engaged in...
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Apple Wins Early Victory Against Spyware Maker NSO Group in Court

Wednesday January 24, 2024 2:51 am PST by
Apple has dealt a blow against spyware maker NSO Group and the Israeli firm's efforts to move Apple's lawsuit against it to its home country. Apple in November 2021 sued the group and its parent company with the aim of holding it accountable for targeting Apple users with spyware used for surveillance purposes. Judge Donato denied NSO's motion to dismiss Apple's case "in all respects," and...
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Masimo CEO: Apple Watch Blood Oxygen Sensor is Not Reliable, Customers Are 'Better Off Without It'

Thursday January 18, 2024 11:04 am PST by
As Apple starts selling Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 models without the blood oxygen sensor enabled, Masimo CEO Joe Kiani confirmed to Bloomberg that there has been no chat with Apple about a possible settlement. According to Kiani, he has not spoken to anyone from Apple "personally" and no one from Apple has reached out about an agreement. He did say there have been court-ordered...
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Apple to Pay iPhone 7 Users in U.S. Who Experienced 'Loop Disease' Audio Issues

Wednesday January 17, 2024 10:06 am PST by
Apple last year agreed to pay $35 million to settle a U.S. class action lawsuit alleging that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were prone to audio issues due to a defective chip in the devices, and it has now started notifying eligible customers by email. You may be eligible for a payment from Apple if you are a U.S. resident who owned an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus between September 16, 2016...
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Apple Wants $73.4 Million From Epic Games to Cover Its Legal Expenses

Wednesday January 17, 2024 3:14 am PST by
Apple wants Epic Games to pay $73.4 million in legal fees after Apple won the antitrust case brought against it by the North Carolinian games maker. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court declined to hear separate requests from both Apple and ‌Epic Games‌ in their long-standing lawsuit against each other regarding App Store rules, effectively closing a case that has run since August 2020. In multiple ...
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US Supreme Court Declines to Hear Apple vs. Epic Games Case

Tuesday January 16, 2024 5:52 am PST by
The United States Supreme Court today declined to hear separate requests from both Apple and Epic Games in their long-standing lawsuit against each other with regards to App Store rules. Apple made the request in September 2023, asking the Supreme Court to hear its appeal about the portion of its legal dispute that was ruled in Epic's favor. This was Apple's so-called "anti-steering" rule...
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Second Payment Emails for Refurbished Apple Device Class Action Lawsuit Going Out Tomorrow

Monday January 8, 2024 10:27 am PST by
A second wave of Apple customers eligible for a payment under a $95 million Apple refurbished device lawsuit are today receiving emails letting them know that the funds will be sent out starting tomorrow. As Settlement Administrator for the matter, we're sending you this courtesy email to inform you that by January 9, 2024, you will receive a payment notification email that contains a link to...
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Apple Settles Family Sharing Subscription Lawsuit

Friday December 15, 2023 9:05 am PST by
Apple has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit over Family Sharing, and will pay out $25 million to put an end to the case. First filed in 2019, the lawsuit accused Apple of misrepresenting the way that subscriptions to third-party apps worked with the Family Sharing feature. While Family Sharing allows participants to share subscriptions with one another, app developers can opt out of...
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Apple and Corellium Reach Settlement in iOS Replication Lawsuit

Friday December 15, 2023 3:16 am PST by
Apple has reached a settlement in its multi-year copyright lawsuit against Corellium, a company known for creating virtual versions of iOS for security research purposes, Forbes reports. The lawsuit, initiated by Apple in 2019, accused Corellium of infringing upon its copyrights by replicating iOS. Corellium's technology allowed security researchers and developers to run virtual iPhones,...
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Epic Games Loses Again in Battle With Apple Over App Store Rules

Monday April 24, 2023 10:55 am PDT by
Epic Games and Apple have been fighting over Apple's App Store rules since 2020, when ‌Epic Games‌ opted to blatantly violate the guidelines that prevent apps from avoiding the in-app purchase system. ‌Epic Games‌ did so with the aim of kicking off a long legal battle, but it has not gone in Epic's favor. In 2021, the judge overseeing the case sided with Apple, concluding that Apple was not...
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Apple Poached Employees and Used Underhanded Tactics to Steal Trade Secrets, Alleges Masimo

Tuesday April 18, 2023 3:02 pm PDT by
Apple's legal battle with pulse oximetry company Masimo has been taking place over the course of the last two weeks, but we've heard little about it. The judge overseeing the case sealed some parts of the trial, but legal affairs journalist Meghan Cuniff, who has been following the dispute, today shared some details on what the two sides are arguing over in court. For a refresher, Masimo has ...
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MacBook Pro Owners With Faulty Butterfly Keyboards Now Receiving Emails About $50 Million Lawsuit Settlement

Thursday December 15, 2022 12:12 pm PST by
Back in July, Apple agreed to pay $50 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over the faulty butterfly keyboards that were used in MacBook machines between 2015 and 2019, and now emails about the settlement are going out to MacBook Pro owners eligible for a payment. Dear MacBook Owner, You are receiving this email because you previously reached out to our firm regarding your MacBook...
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Apple Accuses AliveCor of 'Brazen' Patent Infringement in New Countersuit

Friday December 2, 2022 2:18 pm PST by
Apple today filed a patent infringement lawsuit against AliveCor, a company that has developed the ECG "KardiaBand" designed for the Apple Watch, among other ECG-focused products. AliveCor and Apple are already in the midst of a legal battle following an ITC complaint and antitrust lawsuit that AliveCor filed last year According to Apple, AliveCor's product line has not been successful with...
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Apple Hit With Class Action Alleging It Tracks Users Despite Privacy Assurances

Monday November 14, 2022 3:56 am PST by
Apple is facing a proposed federal class action alleging that it records users' mobile activity without their consent and despite privacy assurances, in violation of the California Invasion of Privacy Act, reports Bloomberg. In a lawsuit filed by New York citizen and iPhone 13 owner Elliot Libman, Apple is accused of "utterly false" assurances that users are in control of what information...
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Apple Begins Paying Developers After Reaching $100 Million App Store Settlement

Friday October 21, 2022 1:06 pm PDT by
Apple recently started sending payments to select App Store developers as part of a $100 million settlement it reached in the lawsuit Cameron et al v. Apple Inc., which alleged that Apple had a monopoly on the distribution of iOS apps and in-app purchases. Apple referred to the settlement as a "Small Developer Assistance Fund." Eligible developers were expected to receive a payment between...