Judge Dismisses Unfair Competition, Wiretap Act Suit Over Apple’s IMessages

Mealey's (December 2, 2015, 2:21 PM EST) -- SAN JOSE, Calif. — The plaintiffs in a lawsuit alleging that Apple Inc. unlawfully intercepted messages sent from Apple phones to non-Apple phone users failed to establish that any interception actually occurred, a California federal judge ruled Nov. 30, disposing of their claims under the Wiretap Act and California’s unfair competition law (UCL) (Adam Backhaut, et al. v. Apple Inc., No. 5:14-cv-02285, N.D. Calif.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 161147).

(Order available. Document #24-151217-005R.)

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