Qualcomm Antitrust Class Action Litigation
In re Qualcomm Antitrust Litigation
United States District Court, Northern District of California, San Jose Division
On January 20, 2017, Keller Rohrback L.L.P. filed a class action complaint in federal court in Northern California against Qualcomm Incorporated. That case and many other lawsuits containing the same allegations were consolidated in April 2017 before Judge Lucy H. Koh as the matter entitled In re Qualcomm Antitrust Litigation in the United States District Court, Northern District of California, San Jose Division.
The Plaintiffs’ Consolidated Class Action Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial was filed on July 11, 2017. The Plaintiffs are pursing claims for unlawful monopolization of the market under Section 2 of the Sherman Act; restraint of trade and commerce in violation of the Cartwright Act; violations of California’s Unfair Competition Law; violations of various State and Antitrust and Restraint of Trade Laws; the violation of State Consumer Protection Statutes; and Unjust Enrichment. Plaintiffs seek to recover damages to the maximum extent under the law and a permanent injunction to prevent similar conduct in the future.
On September 27, 2018, the Court issued a ruling granting class certification. The certified class is defined as:
“All natural persons and entities in the United States who purchased, paid for, and/or provided reimbursement for some or all of the purchase price for all UMTS, CDMA (including CDMAone and cdma2000) and/or LTE cellular phones (“Relevant Cellular Phones”) for their own use and not for resale from February 11, 2011, through the present (the “Class Period”) in the United States.”
In January 2019, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit accepted Defendants appeal concerning the Order Granting Motion for Class Certification. Until that appeal has been resolved, the litigation has been stayed. We urge you to visit the court-authorized website www.mobilephoneclassaction.com periodically, as it will be updated as the appeal progresses.
For additional information about the litigation, to review the court-approved Notice of Pendency of Class Action and other important court-filed documents, please visit the website specific to this litigation at www.mobilephoneclassaction.com. That website contains information about deadlines for which you must act–if you choose to do so.