America faces tough challenges in new antitrust battle

Attorney General Merrick Garland made a bold statement last week when he announced a new antitrust lawsuit against Apple (AAPL): “The United States generally wins the cases it brings.”

But not all legal experts agree that federal prosecutors have the upper hand in a legal battle aimed at dismantling the architecture of Apple’s flagship product, the iPhone.

“my guess is [Apple] Will win,” University of Chicago law professor Randy Pickler told Yahoo Finance Live.

Even if Apple doesn’t win in the New Jersey federal court where the case was filed, Pickler is hopeful the tech giant will be successful on appeal, possibly all the way to the Supreme Court.

“Yes, I think Apple will win in the end.”

Attorney General Merrick Garland, announcing the government’s antitrust lawsuit against Apple. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) (associated Press)

The lawsuit is the latest of several confrontations between the US government and Silicon Valley icons as the Biden administration tries to rein in the power of Big Tech.

The Justice Department is also suing Google (GOOG, GOOGL) over antitrust charges, while the Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon (AMZN) and Facebook (META) – alleging they also violate antitrust laws.

The case against Apple is the most extensive of these tech antitrust lawsuits. The Justice Department alleges that the iPhone maker illegally dominated the smartphone market by outselling competing apps and devices.

The tech giant last week called the lawsuit a threat to the same principles that distinguish the company from its competitors and called the government’s legal theory questionable with legal claims that were wrong based on facts and law.

Broadly speaking, the government alleges that Apple should open up the iPhone operating system to make it easier…

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