Lawsuit over 'Jew or not Jew' iPhone app dropped

November 24, 2011 - 5:30 AM

PARIS (AP) — A lawyer for French anti-racism groups says they have dropped a lawsuit against Apple Inc. over an iPhone app called "Jew or not Jew?" after it was removed worldwide.

Lawyer Stephane Lilti says the decision "is motivated by the removal of the application in all countries of the world."

Lilti said at a hearing in a Paris court Thursday that the app's designer, Johann Levy, decided to remove the app. Lilti says the lawsuit "had beneficial effects."

Representatives of Apple in France would not immediately comment on the decision. Apple removed the app from its online store in France in September after critics complained.

The app let users consult a database of celebrities and public figures to see if they are Jewish or not.