Four More States Join Justice Department’s Suit Against Apple For Monopolizing Smartphone Markets

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The Attorneys General of Indiana, Massachusetts, Nevada and Washington on June 11, 2024, joined the civil antitrust lawsuit brought by the Justice Department, 15 states and the District of Columbia against Apple.

The suit, file in March, accuses Apple of monopolizing multiple smartphone markets in violation of Section 2 of the Sherman Act.

The department and its now expanded group of 20 co-plaintiffs filed an amended complaint in the District of New Jersey.

“We welcome the States of Indiana, Massachusetts, Nevada and Washington, who join our existing coalition to restore competition in the smartphone markets that Apple has monopolized,” said Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division.

He added:

“We look forward to litigating this important case alongside our state partners to deliver the benefits of competition to consumers, app developers, accessory makers and the American public.”