Deere Agricultural Equipment Monopoly on Repair Services Class Action

Deere & Co., which does business a John Deere, now makes its agricultural equipment with onboard computers known as engine control units (ECUs). While farmers and other owners of Deere equipment have traditionally done their own repairs, the complaint for this class action alleges that the ECUs require the use of software and repair tools  Read more

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John Deere Monopoly on Repair Services Antitrust Class Action

Deere & Company, which does business as John Deere, makes agricultural equipment. This antitrust class action concerns what the complaint alleges is a monopoly on the repair services for this equipment. According to the complaint, the computerized engine control units (ECUs) now built into the equipment require specific tools and software that Deere has not  Read more

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Apple Small App Developer Settlement

Apple has established a $100,000,000 fund to provide assistance to app developers as part of this settlement in light of the continuing coronavirus pandemic. It has also agreed to changes in the terms of its business arrangements with app developers. The complaint alleged that Apple had a monopoly on iOS apps and in-app product distribution  Read more

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Apple Monopsony for Developers in the Apple App Store Class Action

This antitrust class action alleges that, in the area of game apps, Apple is a massive “monopsony” and “[p]laintiffs and the proposed class members are largely small startups who break their back[s] on Apple’s terms to produce free apps consumed by billions.” Apple, it says, underpays app makers, illegally rejects some of their work, charges  Read more

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Google Maintains Monopoly on Android Mobile Apps Antitrust Class Action

The market for mobile apps has grown enormously, in particular with the stay-at-home orders to stop the spread of Covid-19. This class action brings suit against various Google entities, including Google, LLC, for maintaining an alleged monopoly on Android smartphones and other Android mobile devices via the Google Play Store. The complaint claims that it  Read more

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Apple Anticompetitive Acts in iOS Subscription Gaming Class Action

Video games are projected to generate $159.3 billion in revenue in 2020. Some mobile games are purchased by subscription, allowing customers to use them on multiple devices, and even to save progress in a given game across devices. The complaint for this class action alleges that Apple, Inc., “the largest company by market capitalization in  Read more

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