The Apple Store and SCOTUS
Apple is possibly facing an antitrust case from consumers - over the App Store. If you have an Apple iPhone - you get your apps from the Apple Store. Apple controls the pricing of the apps. Monday the Supreme Court heard from an attorney representing consumers claiming the App Store itself is an anti-trust violation. The question now is do consumers have standing...or the ability to sue. Attorney Gerald Treece of South Texas College of Law says, “Usually Standing Cases are important. And this is a very important case! It’s unique enough for the court to grant this expedited review over the issue: Do these people have what Congress says is the injury that a person suffers from an anti-trust violation?”
From the comments made by justices, it seems like a stretch for the consumers, but the review has been granted. But --- it did reach the Supreme Court - and the justices have granted a review. The review will determine who, if anyone, has a real life injury worthy of such a case. Most legal eagles say it would be a stretch if consumers have that ability.