Judge rules Apple must face lawsuit over iPhone location data collection claims

“Apple Inc. must face a lawsuit over claims it collected data from customers’ iPhones while they used applications approved by the company, a judge ruled,” Joel Rosenblatt reports for Bloomberg.

“U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, today dismissed some of the claims in the case while allowing others to proceed to pretrial fact-finding,” Rosenblatt reports. “‘I’m going to lift any stay of discovery, and discovery is going forward,’ Koh told lawyers representing Apple and customers who filed the complaint.”

Rosenblatt reports, “Apple, through applications on iPhones, collected data on customers’ geographical locations even after users said they didn’t want to share the information, Scott Kamber, a lawyer representing customers, said in court today… Apple sought to dismiss the case based on arguments in a court filing that the customers failed to identify a ‘single, concrete injury inflicted on any one of the plaintiffs here, much less one that is traceable to defendant Apple Inc. (AAPL).'”

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    1. this judge should recuse herself in one case or the other. Ethically, she shouldn’t be trying this case and the patent lawsuits between Apple and Samsung at the same time.

      That said, this is a silly lawsuit. It’s like suing a firearms manufacturer for letting criminals use their product illegally.

  1. And they don’t bother going after the real criminal, Google? Let’s see they collected people’s personal info, passwords, and anything else they could on wireless network while driving around and they knew they were doing it and that it was wrong?! Hello dirt bags?!

    These freak’n ambulance chasers need to pick the easier target.

    1. She’s just really bad news. Definitely a legal hemorrhoid. Prone to delivering the types of decisions you’d typically associate with the San Fran demographic. The Ninth Circuit judges’ decision are pretty infamous, too – as well as being the most frequently overturned, IIRC.

  2. Legal scum looking at a fat payday.
    Q: What’s the difference between a dead skunk in the road and a dead lawyer in the road?
    A: Skid marks

  3. Lucy Koh is another Harvard educated idiot appointed by none other than Barack Obama, she’s American born of Korean decent, so she’s probable also a Samsung plant.

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