“How dumb is this Apple iPod antitrust suit?” Philip Elmer-DeWitt wonders for Fortune. “The trial proceeds without a plaintiff because most class action suits are for the benefit of lawyers, not customers.”
“Bonney Sweeney, the antitrust attorney at Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd who claims to represent the interests of 8 million aggrieved Apple customers, now represents nobody but a roomful of lawyers,” P.E.D. reports. “Although U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers gave Sweeney until Tuesday to find a new plaintiff, the case may yet get tossed out on a technicality. That’s not what Apple — which should be able to win this one on the facts — says it wants.”
P.E.D. reports, “It may be what Sweeney et al. deserve.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Sweeney et al. should face significant penalties for wasting everyone’s time, including Steve Jobs’. Frivolous lawsuits in the U.S. should be punishable by law. And, can we please get a fscking judge with a clue for a change! Are there any left?
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Dan K.” and “JES42” for the heads up.]
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