Apple has been accused of giving customers an ultimatum to cancel their appointments and take a pay cut.
The online shopping giant has been embroiled in a legal battle with US retailer Walgreens and has been ordered to give consumers up to a week to cancel a new appointment or face a hefty bill.
The company’s online shopping app has been a target of protests over its price hikes and restrictions on the ability of people to use the service.
It has faced protests in other countries including Canada, Australia and the UK.
The latest ruling is in response to a lawsuit filed by Walgreen against Apple.
The American retailer has alleged that Apple is illegally charging Walgrosers for Apple Pay in order to force them to pay for Apple products.
Apple’s online shop is used by consumers in the US and abroad to buy and sell electronic goods.
Apple declined to comment.
Walgaws new legal action Apple is one of the largest retailers in the world and has a long history of supporting online retailers.
In its latest court filing, Walgowns lawyers said the company “has never made any policy to limit the number of customers who can use the app.”
Instead, the filing stated that Apple had made “inherently clear that the app will provide users with unlimited access to its product selection and is designed to work in concert with the customer’s online activity and shopping habits.”
The company also claimed that Apple’s “policy on pricing” in the app is “unfair, deceptive, and illegal” because it is based on its price index, which is based “on the prices charged by retailers.”
The app’s pricing structure is also “unclear,” Walgwin’s lawyers said.
Walgre’s lawyers are seeking a court order to prevent Apple from charging Walgreen for the use of the Apple Pay app, which they said would harm their business.
The filing also said Walgrees “proactively and actively cooperated” with Apple in the development of the app, but did not specify what type of cooperation.
Walgreen’s lawyers have also accused Apple of misleading consumers about its use of Apple Pay by “making the app look like a credit card, which violates Walgawards fiduciary duty”.
The US Federal Trade Commission is also investigating whether Apple’s practice of charging Walgs customers for Apple’s mobile payments app is illegal.
Apple is facing pressure to make Apple Pay more convenient for people who use the App Store to buy, use or exchange goods online.
Walmart is also facing a lawsuit from Apple for its policy of limiting the number that can use Apple Pay, as well as its use in its grocery store and grocery delivery services.
The US Justice Department is also suing Apple and Amazon over its use and distribution of the Appstore, and is seeking a preliminary injunction to block the use or distribution of its app.
The Justice Department has said it is seeking to enforce antitrust laws in order “to ensure that the market for mobile payment products remains open to consumers and innovation.”
The department has also accused the company of unfairly influencing the US government’s decision about whether to approve its purchase of Amazon’s Kindle e-reader.
“If the court rules that the use and sale of the Kindle device is illegal and therefore subject to antitrust enforcement action, the government may be prohibited from purchasing the device,” the Justice Department said in a recent filing.