www.iPodLawsuit.com – Apple iPod iTunes Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Apple claiming they violated state and federal anti-trust laws… Steve Jobs must be rolling in his grave right now.  The lawsuit is entitled Apple iPod iTunes Antitrust Litigation and will be in the jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.  The lawsuit states that Apple knowingly created a Monopoly with the iTunes Music store.  We are told that Apple conducted software updates sometime in the year 2006 that prevented iPods from playing songs not purchased on iTunes.  This in turn made the price iPod prices higher than they should have been.  Like any good Big Business Apple denies all allegations of wrong doing and states that the 2006 updates were for the good of the product and customer and had no effect on the price of the iPod.

If between the dates of September 12, 2006 and March 31, 2009 you bought any of the following iPod models you could a part of this massive class action lawsuit:

iPod Standard, Classic, Special Models
iPod (5th generation) 30 GB
iPod (5th generation) 80 GB
iPod U2 Special Edition 30 GB
iPod Classic 120 GB
iPod Classic 80 GB
iPod Classic 160 GB
iPod (5th generation) 60 GB

iPod touch Models
iPod touch 8 GB
iPod touch 16 GB
iPod touch 32 GB
iPod touch (2nd generation) 8 GB
iPod touch (2nd generation) 16 GB
iPod touch (2nd generation) 32 GB

iPod nano Models
iPod nano (2nd generation) 2 GB
iPod nano (2nd generation) 4 GB
iPod nano (2nd generation) 8 GB
iPod nano (3rd generation) 4 GB
iPod nano (3rd generation) 8 GB
iPod nano (4th generation) 4 GB
iPod nano (4th generation) 8 GB
iPod nano (4th generation) 16 GB
iPod nano (1st generation) 1 GB
iPod nano (1st generation) 2 GB
iPod nano (1st generation) 4 GB

iPod shuffle Models
iPod shuffle (2nd generation) 1 GB
iPod shuffle (2nd generation) 2 GB
iPod shuffle (3rd generation) 4 GB
iPod shuffle (1st generation) 1 GB
iPod shuffle 512 MB

At this time there is no money available but that could change in the future.  If you received a notice in the mail you have two options at this points.  Option 1: do nothing and reserve the right to remain and share in any funds awarded under this class action lawsuit.  If you take option 1 you will not be able to file a lawsuit on your own later.  Option 2:  Exclude yourself from the class action suit and you maintain to sue Apple separately.  If you would like to exclude yourself from the lawsuit please write an “exclusion letter” to: Apple iPod iTunes Antitrust Litigation, c/o Rust Consulting, Inc., P.O. Box 8038, Faribault, MN 55021-9438.  The letter must be postmarked no later than 07-30-12 and you must include your name and address and ask to be excluded from the re Apple iPod iTunes Antitrust Litigation.  Please sign the letter as well.

 

 www.iPodLawsuit.com