Apple, Inc. v. Pepper

(United States Supreme Court) – Held that consumers could proceed with an antitrust lawsuit alleging that Apple Inc. used monopolistic power to overcharge for iPhone apps. Apple contended that the lawsuit was barred because the consumers were not “direct purchasers” within the meaning of the Illinois Brick case. However, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Apple’s argument in a 5-4 decision, on review of a dismissal ruling. Justice Kavanaugh delivered the majority opinion, joined by the four liberal justices.