Organisation: Apple Inc

New class action targets Apple and Amazon

Hausfeld has launched a £500 million damages claim against Apple and Amazon, accusing the companies of unlawfully colluding to overcharge millions of UK customers for Apple products sold on Amazon’s marketplace platform.

26 July 2023

Apple accused of excessive “creator tax” in fresh UK class action

A competition expert has filed another class action alleging that Apple abused its dominance by charging developers an “excessive” 30% commission fee before the UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal.

25 July 2023

FCA flags Big Tech ‘data advantages’ for future scrutiny

Apple and Amazon’s data advantages in the consumer credit and insurance sectors have been flagged as ripe for scrutiny by the UK’s financial services watchdog.

13 July 2023

Epic Games urges Ninth Circuit to implement anti-steering order

The Supreme Court is unlikely to overturn an order requiring Apple to ditch its anti-steering rules, Epic Games has argued in urging an appellate court not to stay the mandate.

07 July 2023

First DMA gatekeeper notifications filed but more likely to follow

Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, ByteDance, Meta, Microsoft and Samsung have notified the European Commission about their potential gatekeeper status under the EU’s Digital Market Act, while is expected to notify the agency at the end of the year.

04 July 2023

Economist’s Perspective: collective proceedings surge amid uptick of UK unfair pricing disputes

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Dr Kent v Apple and Dr Gormsen v Meta typify the rising tide of UK collective proceedings involving excessive pricing that are receiving increased scrutiny from the CAT on the effects of exploitative abuse.

30 June 2023

CAT orders disclosure of CMA warning in Apple class action

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has authorised Justin Gutmann to rely on a letter authored by the country’s antitrust enforcer in his claim against Apple that raised concerns about the latter’s transparency around software updates affecting phone performance.

28 June 2023

Japanese government seeks to open up Apple and Google ecosystems

Apple and Google should be prohibited from forcing consumers to use their native billing systems and also allow application downloads on their smartphones from alternative distribution channels, the Japanese government has said following a detailed review of the market.

21 June 2023

German sector inquiry considers possibility of Google break up

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has discussed the possibility of breaking up Google’s online advertising business in its final sector inquiry report, as the country’s lawmakers prepare to give the agency new powers to order structural divestments after a market study.

31 May 2023

Apple: European Commission “got the facts wrong” in tax ruling case

It is of the “utmost importance” for the future of state aid enforcement for the EU’s highest court to find that Apple owes Ireland over €13 billion in back taxes, the European Commission has argued, as the company insisted it is paying that tax in the US.

24 May 2023

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