Well, that's the allegation, and it's a pretty believable allegation. There are apps that do all sorts of shady things, all the way up to placing calls to pay-me numbers that the user never authorized...and probably beyond, though I haven't heard of any. And companies usually have someone who will do something shady to increase some stat. Often even something criminal that doesn't even really benefit either them or the company.
But the question is, "How is Bose dealing with this case?". If they just deny it I'm going to want proof, which this case may yield. Or my not. Because of the trial, I really doubt that they'll acknowledge that they did something they shouldn't have.
FWIW, I've put Bose on my "tentative boycott" list. If I hear something convincing I'll take them off. If they brush it under the rug, eventually I'm move them to the "solid Boycott" list, with an "I forget why" reason.
Additionally this has refreshed in my memory a post someone wrote (who? when?) that claimed that Bose audio equipment was no longer top quality. I've never been sure how accurate it was, but now it's going to come to mind whenever I hear their name.
OTOH, this has reconfirmed my desire to avoid apps. Especially those where the source code is not available. (If it is available, I'll want to build it myself from the source code, because who knows that the downloaded version is the same as the one the source code that it purports to be an instance of.)