“Apple Inc. won a ruling beating back a group lawsuit sought by a former iPhone user who claimed the company’s messaging system interfered with delivery of texts after she switched to an Android-based smartphone,” Joel Rosenblatt reports for Bloomberg.
“Plaintiff Adrienne Moore said in her complaint filed in San Jose, California that Apple’s iMessage retains text messages sent from other users of Apple devices and wouldn’t deliver them to her Samsung phone running on Google Inc.’s Android operating system,” Rosenblatt reports. “U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh on Tuesday ruled the case can’t proceed as a group lawsuit because it’s not clear enough that all proposed members of the suit suffered an inconvenience due to any ‘contractual breach or interference’ stemming from the iMessage system.”
Rosenblatt reports, “The ruling is a win for Apple because allowing the case to proceed stood to increase the iPhone maker’s potential costs in defending the case, and could have given plaintiffs leverage to negotiate a deal.”
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