A different appeals court has ruled that consumer lawsuits can be filed against Apple for monopolizing the market for the sale of apps. New judge Brett Kavanaugh dismissed the California-based company’s defense.
Kavanaugh, appointed by Donald Trump, said in his speech that Apple takes a 30% commission as a retailer from every app sale. The judge further stated that the case could continue.
Judge Neil Gorsuch, who was also elected by Trump, stated that the Supreme Court’s decision in the lawsuit filed by consumers against Apple was not approved by federal laws.
Apple said that this is a situation between developers and consumers and iPhone users cannot file a lawsuit against Apple under antitrust laws. At the end of the lawsuit, Apple’s commission rate from app developers may decrease.