Apple was found not guilty in December 2014 after an almost ten-year-old antitrust case alleging the company harmed consumers and damaged digital music industry companies when it barred competing music stores’ songs from playing on its IPod music player. The jury found that Apple had the right to make improvements to iTunes software and these updates did not constitute a monopoly on the digital music market. “We created iPod and iTunes to give our customers the world’s best way to listen to music. Every time we’ve updated those products — and every Apple product over the years — we’ve done it to make the user experience even better,” Apple said in a statement. The Litigation Group worked with the Apple trial team on a range of jury research and communications issues.