Apple is being sued because of artwork featured as part of its "Start something new" campaign.
Artist Romero Britto is claiming in his suit that artistic duo Craig & Karl violated his trade dress in their artwork by copying his particular artistic style. Britto's lawsuit, targets not only Craig & Karl, but Apple as well, due to the company's use of a piece by the duo in their "Start something new" campaign.
Apple is facing a new class-action lawsuit in California, this time from users unhappy about how much storage space iOS 8 takes up on their devices. Their complaint focuses not only on newer iOS devices like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but older devices as well.
Apple may have scored a major victory in its recent iTunes antitrust case this week, but the wins keep on coming. District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers said on Wednesday that Steve Jobs' deposition, videotaped shortly before his death in 2011, will not be made public.
Apple has won the lawsuit brought against it by disgruntled iPod owners. The group alleged that the company behaved in an anti-competitive manner by keeping competing devices from using their music ecosystem. The jury found that Apple did not act improperly.
Though it is set to wrap up this week, the drama in Apple's iPod antitrust case heated up again today as lawyers for each side gave their closing arguments. While lawyers for the plaintiffs argued that Apple had no right to restrict access to competing services and devices, Apple's lawyers simply stated that there was no basis for the case in the first place.
Despite Apple's efforts to toss out a class-action lawsuit over iTunes DRM and locking the iPod, U.S. district judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers said that the suit must continue. After Apple's investigation late last week revealed that neither representing plaintiffs in the suit are qualified to make claims as they had purchased their iPods outside of the window stated for the suit, Judge Rogers said she will hold a hearing for selection of new plaintiff representatives.
Apple's appeal to throw out the class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of all current and former Apple Store employees in California and corporate staff has been denied. The suit alleges that the Mac-maker had violated labor codes by denying employees breaks, and lawyers in the suit claim Apple owes these employees unpaid back wages.