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Apple Defeats $200 Billion Lawsuit Over Coronavirus Tracker App

Nov. 30, 2021, 11:14 PM

Apple Inc. sidestepped a $200 billion antitrust lawsuit by the makers of a Covid-19 contact-tracing app who accused the tech giant of wrongly keeping it off the iOS App Store, when a federal judge in San Francisco threw the case out Tuesday on multiple independent grounds.

Judge Edward M. Chen tossed the suit from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, where it landed in July after previous versions—filed in federal courts in Maine and New Hampshire—were transferred or voluntarily dropped by Coronavirus Reporter and its affiliates.

Chen rejected the developer’s 15 proposed markets, calling them vaguely ...

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