Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Editor: D. Daniel Sokol
University of Florida
Levin College of Law

Friday, November 29, 2019

Apple v Pepper: the unintended fallout in Europe

Konstantinos Stylianou discusses Apple v Pepper: the unintended fallout in Europe.

ABSTRACT: In Apple vPepper, the US Supreme Court (hereinafter ‘the Court’) held that iPhone users were direct purchasers of apps from Apple, which, according to precedent set by Illinois Brick vIllinois, made them the proper plaintiffs to sue Apple for antitrust damages. The damages were the result of Apple’s alleged monopolization of the app distribution aftermarket through imposing a supra-competitive 30 per cent commission fee to the price of each downloaded app.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/2019/11/apple-v-pepper-the-unintended-fallout-in-europe.html

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