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App Store Antitrust Case Could Still Tank


Added 05-14-19 10:21:02am EST - “Plus: Sen. Josh Hawley continues anti-tech crusade, Pete Buttigieg on tariffs, "toxic femininity," Gen Z panic, and more...” - Reason.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Reason.com: “App Store Antitrust Case Could Still Tank”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A new U.S. Supreme Court ruling related to Apple's App Store has a lot of pundits and press freaking out. But it's not quite the major loss nor broad-in-scope ruling many are making it out to be.

Yes, the court said an antitrust lawsuit brought against Apple, brought by a small group of consumers, should be allowed to continue. But that doesn't mean that the consumers' claims will be found to have any merit. This wasn't a ruling on the merits of the lawsuit but merely a decision not to shut it down immediately.

"At this early pleadings stage of the litigation, we do not assess the merits of the plaintiffs' antitrust claims against Apple, nor do we consider any other defenses," the court stated.

The 5-4 decision—authored by Justice Brett Kavanaugh—saw Kavanaugh siding with more liberal justices in the majority, which of course has raised eyebrows among those who expected him to be basically a Republican puppet.

Some of the reaction to this decision seems overblown. It's not at all a decision on the merits as p2 makes clear. "At this early pleadings stage of the litigation,we do not assess the merits of the plaintiffs' antitrust claims against Apple,nor do we consider any other defenses" https://t.co/mmAFzVX1FP

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