US DOJ to sue Apple for antitrust violations, Bloomberg News reports

By Thomson Reuters Mar 20, 2024 | 4:40 PM

(Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice is poised to sue Apple as soon as Thursday for allegedly violating antitrust laws by blocking rivals from accessing hardware and software features of its iPhone, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday.

The lawsuit, which is expected to be filed in federal court, escalates the Biden administration’s antitrust fights against most of the biggest U.S. technology companies, the report added.

Late in February, Bloomberg News had reported that Apple representatives met with Justice Department officials in a bid to persuade the agency not to file an antitrust suit against the iPhone maker.

(Reporting by Ananya Mariam Rajesh in Bengaluru; Editing by Devika Syamnath)