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Apple Wins Dismissal of Class Action Lawsuit Over MacBook Logic Boards

Apple Wins Dismissal of Class Action Lawsuit Over MacBook Logic Boards

Posted January 9, 2015 at 7:21pm by iClarified · 14751 views
A U.S. District Judge in San Francisco dismissed a lawsuit accusing Apple of defrauding consumer by selling MacBooks with defective logic boards, reports Reuters. The plaintiffs claimed that Apple knew it sold defective logic boards that routinely failed in devices that shipped in 2010.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco said the plaintiffs, Uriel Marcus and Benedict Verceles, failed to show that Apple made "affirmative misrepresentations," despite citing online complaints and Apple marketing statements calling the laptops "state of the art" or the "most advanced" on the market.

"Plaintiffs have failed to allege that Apple's logic boards were unfit for their ordinary purposes or lacked a minimal level of quality," Alsup wrote. "Both plaintiffs were able to adequately use their computers for approximately 18 months and two years, respectively."

The plaintiffs claim that Apple's sale of the defective MacBooks violated consumer protection laws in California and Texas. Additionally, the plaintiffs also claimed that Tim Cook was told about the defective logic boards in 2011, but did nothing.

We should not that this suite is separate from the 2011 suit against Apple for defective graphics cards in MacBooks.

The Plaintifs have until January 22 to amend their suit if they wish to try again.

Apple Wins Dismissal of Class Action Lawsuit Over MacBook Logic Boards

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Krysti - January 10, 2015 at 9:33pm
Can they also do something about the slow, unresponsive MacBooks after their crappy updates? Thankfully is able to keep my MacBook like new again otherwise I would've thrown it out the window by now.
S@mur@! - January 10, 2015 at 10:08pm
Or do disk defrag like windows does, or why not upgrades? Besides my macbook is always fast upgrades or not. Maybe yours is being burnt from so much data stored or it's faulty.
Vitalij - January 13, 2015 at 12:55pm
Ren - January 9, 2015 at 9:54pm
If it's so defective, then how come no explosions have been said. They thought wrong anyway about claiming this.
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