Competition Law Claims Against iPhone 4S, 'Siri,' Found Lacking By Judge

SAN FRANCISCO - California law allows out-of-state plaintiffs to pursue California unfair competition law (UCL) claims challenging the efficiency of Apple Inc.'s iPhone 4S and its digital assistant "Siri" at the pleading stage, but none of the plaintiffs has shown the requisite injury, a federal judge held July 23 (In re iPhone 4S Consumer Litigation, No. 12-1127, N.D. Calif.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 103058).

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