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Tango-Loving Ice Dancer Recruited to Save Apple IPod Suit

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With their $1 billion lawsuit against Apple Inc. on thin ice, consumer attorneys found their new lead client -- an amateur skater who holds an eight-year grudge against the iPod maker for making it a hassle to listen to the tango and Hungarian music she loves.

The other thing Barbara Ragan Bennett, 65, brings to the case is her iPod Nano bought in 2006. That’s the most important credential to serve as lead plaintiff on behalf of 8 million consumers in a case alleging that Apple tried to maintain a monopoly on digital music from 2006 to 2009.