As 2017 is closing, new class action lawsuits have been filed in the courts against Apple. Class Action number 14 was filed by the Dallas law firm of ‘Steckler Gresham Cochran’ on behalf of Alfred LaNasa against Apple in New Orleans, Louisiana. According to LaNasa, “Apple generates the majority of its sales from the iPhone. Sales from new iPhones alone accounted for 55 percent of total net sales during the third quarter of 2017, and 64 percent of total net sales for the first nine months of 2017.”
LaNasa further noted that “Apple promised that its recent iOS 10 and iOS 11 software updates to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 models would improve those devices’ performance and it strongly encouraged its customers to accept those updates. But Apple didn’t tell its customers that it had intentionally designed those software updates to slow the devices’ processing speed to correct a battery defect. Apple then happily took its customers’ money when the customers, dissatisfied with their now-slower devices, purchased new and more expensive iPhones.” LaNasa goes on to lay out his case meticulously and you can review the full lawsuit further below.
Causes of Action
Count 1: Fraudulent Omission
Count 2: Negligent Misrepresentation/Omission
Count 3: Conversion
Count 4: Violation of Louisiana Civil Code Article 2315
For more details of this case, review the full Class Action lawsuit filing below provided to you courtesy of Patently Apple.
Class Action Lawsuit Reports Posted on this One Issue since December 22, 2017
13: Class Action #14 filed in New Orleans Claims that Apple ‘Designed Software Updates’ to slow iPhones to Encourage New Sales
12: Despite Apple’s Public Apology and Explanation over the Performance of Batteries, another Class Action was Filed Yesterday in San Jose
11: First Class Action from Texas Claims that Apple Intentionally Designed Software Updates to Slowdown iPhones
10: First Class Action against Apple from Chicago Surfaces Claiming ‘Intentional Sabotage of Older Model iPhones’
09: Apple Hit with a Lawsuit over Slowing iPhones in France and a Pair of Law Firms in Korea are Preparing Class Actions
08: The 10th Class Action against Apple Claims they Fraudulently Omitted Information about the Battery Issue in order to sell new iPhones
07: The 9th Lawsuit against Apple for Purposely slowing iPhones Points to Fraud, Unjust Enrichment and 9 other Causes for their Class Action
06: The 7th and 8th Class Action Lawsuits have been filed in New York and California with one Suit demanding an insane $999 Billion Payout
05: Apple Hit with a $125 Million Class Action in Israel over Purposely Slowing iPhones
04: Apple hammered with Class Action #5 for slowing iPhone Battery Issue
03: The Fourth Lawsuit against Apple regarding the slowing iPhone Battery Issue was filed in New York on Friday
02: Apple has been hit with a Third Battery Issue Related Lawsuit by a Bay Area Resident
01: In the Blink of an Eye, Apple’s Admission of Slowing Batteries on Older iPhones turns into a Class Action Lawsuit (this report covers two class action lawsuits)
It should be noted that additional lawsuits against Apple on this issue will be filed in France, South Korea and Australia in early 2018.
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