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  • New Lead Plaintiff Confirmed for Apple's iPod/iTunes Antitrust Lawsuit

    The iPod/iTunes antitrust lawsuit recently gained new life as a new plaintiff emerged to represent a class of 8 million iPod buyers. Barbara Bennett, a 65-year old ice dancer, appeared in the US District Court for the Northern District of California where she examined by presiding Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers and lawyers for the plaintiffs and Apple. She was questioned to evaluate potential for eligibility in the lawsuit.

    During her examination, Bennett told the story of how she used her iPods while practicing her ice skating moves. More importantly, she noted that the iPod she purchased was bought in 2006, which makes her an eligible class member. Judge Gonzalez Rogers had the following to say regarding the matter:

    We're on the right track.
    For those of you who didn’t know, the class lost its last remaining plaintiff when Judge Gonzalez Rogers eliminated Marianna Rosen from the suit, who was previously the last standing plaintiff after Melanie Tucker had withdrawn. Rosen was ineligible as the device she had provided did not meet the case’s eligible time period.
    We’ll have to see how the case proceeds with a new and eligible plaintiff in place.

    Source: The Wall Street Journal
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