Judge Approves Apple’s Plan to Pay $30.5 Million to Settle Bag Check Lawsuit

Apple will pay $30.5 million to settle a long-running lawsuit over employee bag checks, reports Bloomberg Law. Apple initially agreed to the sum in November 2021, and now a judge has given final approval to the settlement amount. The class action lawsuit involves 14,683 California employees who were subjected to off-the-clock bag searches between July […]

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Faulty MacBook Butterfly Keyboards Cost Apple $50 Million in Lawsuit Settlement

Apple will pay $50 million to settle a 2018 class-action lawsuit over the faulty butterfly keyboards that were used in MacBook machines between 2015 and 2019, reports Reuters. Customers in California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, and Washington claimed that Apple knew about the faulty butterfly mechanism and concealed it while continuing to […]

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Apple faces potential class action lawsuit in the US over Apple Pay anticompetitive practices

Iowa’s Affinity Credit Union is suing Apple over what it alleges is anticompetitive conduct in how it operates Apple Pay. This may turn into a class action lawsuit and is similar to a charge in the EU last year. The charge is this – Apple “coerces” owners of its phones, tablets and watches to use […]

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Google settles lawsuit with US app developers for $90 million

Google has agreed to pay $90 million to settle a lawsuit in the US that accused it of having a monopoly on distributing Android apps and using that to charge “exorbitant fees”. The lawsuit was filed by law firm Hagens Berman, which will set up a fund to compensate developers. US devs with annual earnings […]

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Apple Fails in Bid to Dismiss Amended Cydia Creator’s Antitrust Lawsuit

Apple has lost a bid to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit filed against it by Jay Freeman, creator of an alternative App Store known as Cydia for “jailbroken” iPhones and iPads. Freeman sued Apple in late 2020, alleging that Apple has an illegal monopoly over iOS app distribution through the ‌App Store‌. His complaint also alleged […]

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Apple Facing Lawsuit After AirPods Allegedly Ruptured Child’s Eardrums With Amber Alert

Apple’s AirPods ruptured the eardrums of a 12-year-old boy in 2020 when a loud Amber Alert was issued, according to a lawsuit filed against Apple in California (via Law360). The child, identified as B.G. in the filing, was watching a movie on Netflix on his iPhone in 2020 while wearing AirPods Pro. The ‌AirPods Pro‌ […]

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Apple Reminds Developers About $250 to $30K Payments From Apple Lawsuit Settlement

Apple today reminded developers that they can submit a claim for the Small Developer Assistance Fund, a pool of money that Apple is providing to developers as part of a $100 million class-action lawsuit settlement over its App Store policies. Apple has been accepting submissions since January, and is today reminding developers have until May […]

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Apple Hit With Multi-Billion Euro Lawsuit for ‘Overcharging’ App Store Users

Wednesday March 30, 2022 3:44 am PDT by Sami Fathi Apple is facing a new multi-billion euro lawsuit out of The Netherlands that alleges the company overcharges users who purchase apps and in-app subscriptions through the App Store and accuses Apple of partaking in “market dominance” and “anti-competitive practices.” The foundation spearheading the lawsuit is […]

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Apple Did Not Mislead Customers About iPhone Water Resistance, Federal Judge Rules

A federal judge in the U.S. has dismissed a proposed class-action lawsuit that accused Apple of misleading customers about the iPhone‘s water resistance (via Reuters). Apple has extensively advertised the water resistance of the ‌iPhone‌ in its marketing campaigns since the launch of the ‌iPhone‌ 7, including the claim that some models can survive depths […]

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Apple’s $95 Million Settlement Over Refurbished Replacement Devices Not Being ‘Equivalent to New’ Moves Forward

Back in October, Apple agreed to pay $95 million to settle an ongoing class action lawsuit that accused the company of violating various U.S. laws and regulations by providing customers with refurbished replacement devices instead of new devices when repairs were required under AppleCare. Administrators handling the case have now updated the “Replacement Device Lawsuit” […]

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Epic Games Appeals Ruling in Apple Lawsuit, Claims Court Made Errors

Epic Games today kicked off its appeal of the judge’s decision in the Epic v. Apple lawsuit, filing an opening brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Both Apple and ‌Epic Games‌ have decided to appeal the original ruling as neither company was satisfied with the outcome. ‌Epic Games‌ wanted […]

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Apple Outlines $30M Bag Check Lawsuit Settlement on Legal Website

Apple in November settled a long-running lawsuit over employee bag checks, with the Cupertino company agreeing to pay $29.9 million to employees who were subjected to off-the-clock bag searches, and now details about the settlement are available on Apple’s website. California employees first sued Apple in 2013, and in 2015, the case escalated into a […]

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Google Basically Pays Apple to Stay Out of the Search Engine Business, Class Action Lawsuit Alleges

Apple has an agreement with Google that it won’t develop its own internet search engine so long as Google pays it to remain the default option in Safari, a new class action alleges. Filed in a California court earlier this week against Apple, Google, and their respective CEOs, the lawsuit alleges the two companies have […]

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Lawsuit Claims Swollen Apple Watch Batteries Can Lead to ‘Substantial Personal Injury’

Every generation of the Apple Watch has a battery swelling defect that can cause operational failures and injuries from broken screens, states a new class action lawsuit that has been filed against Apple. An Apple Watch with detached display caused by swollen battery, via Shawn Miller. According to the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, Apple has […]

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U.S. Federal Trade Commission Sues to Block Nvidia’s Planned Arm Acquisition

The United States Federal Trade Commission today announced that it has filed a lawsuit to block Nvidia from acquiring Arm in a deal worth $40 billion. According to the FTC, the deal would give Nvidia, one of the largest chip companies, control over computing technology and designs that rival firms rely on to develop competing […]

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Apple’s Plan to Pay $100 Million to Settle Developer Lawsuit Gets Preliminary Approval From Judge

Back in August, Apple said that it would pay out $100 million and make several changes to the App Store to settle a class-action lawsuit brought about by developers, and the settlement offer received preliminary approval yesterday from Judge Yvonne Gonzalez-Rogers, who is overseeing that case in addition to the Epic v. Apple lawsuit. Under […]

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Apple Files Appeal in Epic Games Lawsuit, Asks to Delay App Store Changes

Apple has opted to appeal the ruling meted out by Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers in the Epic Games vs. Apple lawsuit back in September, and today filed a notice of appeal with the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The Cupertino company is planning to appeal the ruling that would require […]

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Apple Agrees to Pay $95 Million to Settle Lawsuit Claiming Refurbished Devices Aren’t ‘Equivalent to New’

Apple on Friday reached a $95 million settlement that, pending court approval, will resolve a class action lawsuit that accused the company of violating the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act and other U.S. laws by providing customers with refurbished replacement devices, according to court documents accessed by MacRumors. Apple’s Repair Terms and Conditions for the U.S. state […]

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Apple Accused of False Marketing and Fraud Over M1 MacBook Display Issues

Apple is facing a new class-action lawsuit in the United States that accuses it of false or deceptive marketing for the M1-powered MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, fraudulent business practices, misconduct in customer support, and violation of consumer law. The lawsuit, filed this week in the Northern District of California, represents Apple customers across the […]

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Google faces EU antitrust investigation for forcing Google Assistant on OEMs

Fair play practices have been a looming issue for the big tech companies including Google. Clouds of an antitrust investigation loom over Google Assistant business this time around as a European Union antitrust investigation is underway on whether the Alphabet-owned tech giant has been forcing manufacturers to use Google Assistant as default option in their […]

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