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iPod Nano user to represent US consumers in suit against Apple

She claims firm made it a hassle to listen to the "rare music" she enjoys

Published Thu, Dec 11, 2014 · 09:50 PM
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Oakland, California

WITH their US$1 billion lawsuit against Apple Inc on thin ice, consumer lawyers found their new lead client - an amateur skater who holds an eight-year grudge against the iPod maker for making it a hassle to listen to the tango and Hungarian music she loves.

The other thing Barbara Ragan Bennett, 65, brings to the case is that she bought her iPod Nano in 2006. That's the most important credential to serve as lead plaintiff on behalf of eight million consumers in a case alleging that Apple tried to maintain a monopoly on digital music from 2006 to 2009.

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