Apple and Gibson Dunn beat app maker’s COVID sanction bid

By Lauren Berg (January 27, 2022, 7:27 PM EST) – An app developer waited too long to seek sanctions against Apple Inc. and its attorney Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP for their alleged conduct in a now-dismissed lawsuit accusing Apple of blocking competing coronavirus tracking apps from its App Store, a California federal judge ruled on Wednesday.

U.S. District Judge Edward M. Chen has dismissed developer Coronavius ​​Reporter’s request for sanctions for alleged witness tampering and political retaliation against a programmer who was a plaintiff in the proposed class action, finding the motions inappropriate, according to the order. of a page.

“After considering defendant Apple Inc.’s administrative motion for an order summarily dismissing plaintiff Jeffrey…

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