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Apple, Google App Store Gambling Cases Punted by Appeals Court

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The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday declined to weigh in on a group of cases asking whether Apple Inc., Google LLC, and Meta Platforms Inc. can be held liable for hosting illegal gambling games on their app stores.

A three-judge panel for the San Francisco-based federal appeals court found that it didn’t have jurisdiction to hear the cases because they were fast-tracked to the court before US District Judge Edward Davila reached a final dismissal decision in the cases.

Davila presented opinions “on an abstract question of law without finally and definitively dismissing any claims,” the opinion for the US …

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