Mitch Jackson

Lawyer at 2013 California Litigation Lawyer of the Year

The European Union has imposed a colossal $2 billion fine on Apple, marking a significant moment in the ongoing battle for fair competition within the digital marketplace. This decision underscores the EU's firm stance on maintaining a level playing field for all players, big and small, in the tech ecosystem. At the heart of this landmark ruling is the accusation that Apple has misused its dominant market position by restricting rival music streaming services, such as Spotify, from informing iPhone users about alternative, more affordable subscription options available outside of Apple's own App Store. This practice, according to Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition and digital chief,...