The proposed class action lawsuit filed last May against Apple over allegedly faulty MacBook logic boards has just been dismissed.
As reported by Reuters:
Apple Inc won the dismissal on Thursday of a lawsuit accusing it of defrauding consumers by selling MacBook laptop computers that contained “logic boards” it knew were defective, and which routinely failed within two years.
The suit claimed that Apple violated consumer protection laws in California and Texas with its alleged sale of MacBooks with flawed motherboards after May 20, 2010. It also contended that Apple CEO Tim Cook himself did nothing about the issue even though he was aware of it.
The suit cited as evidence complaints posted by customers on Apple’s support forum and marketing statements made by Apple in its promotional campaigns regarding MacBooks. Be that as it may, U.S. District Judge William Alsup ruled that the suit’s plaintiffs, Uriel Marcus and Benedict Verceles, failed to prove that Apple made “affirmative misrepresentations.”
“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 have until Jan. 22 to file an amended version of the lawsuit.
This suit is not to be confused with a still pending suit, filed late last year, accusing Apple of defrauding consumers by selling MacBook Pro laptops in 2011 with faulty graphic cards.
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