Yesterday three Class Actions were filed raising the total to thirty. Our report noted that there had been 8 filed from San Jose alone since December 22, and 13 in total from Northern California collectively. Today another two Class Actions were published by the court and both are from San Jose, raising their total to an even 10 and 15 collectively from Northern California.
Yesterday we learned that a prosecutor from France as launched a preliminary investigation into Apple’s alleged planned product obsolescence. To top that off news broke later in the day that U.S. Senator John Thune (R., S.D.), chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, sent a letter to Apple’s CEO Tim Cook outlining several questions about how Apple came to the decision to slow down iPhones in conjunction with battery wear.
Earlier today, Apple’s cheerleader Jim Cramer from CNBC said that Apple was unfairly become a target and punching bag of late.
Causes for Action
The first Class Action lawsuit filed yesterday in San Jose was from John Ferguson, Kelli Beaugez and Gregory Stenstrom. The lawsuit listed six causes of action as noted below.
Count 1: FRAUDULENT CONDUCT IN VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA BUSINESS & PROFESSIONS CODE § 17200 et seq.
Count 2: UNFAIR CONDUCT IN VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA BUSINESS & PROFESSIONS CODE § 17200 et seq.
Count 3: TRESPASS TO CHATTELS
Count 4: BREACH OF CONTRACT
Count 5: BREACH OF IMPLIED DUTY TO PERFORM WITH REASONABLE CARE
Count 6: BREACH OF COVENANT OF GOOD FAITH AND FAIR DEALING
Count 7: QUASI-CONTRACT CLAIM FOR RESTITUTION
For more details on this case, review the full Class Action lawsuit filings below provided to you courtesy of Patently Apple
Class Action Lawsuit Reports Posted on this One Issue since December 22, 2017
28: With Two more Class Action Lawsuits filed against Apple for slowing iPhones, CNBC’s Cramer says Apple has become a Punching Bag
27: Three new Class Action Lawsuits filed against Apple for Purposely Reducing iPhone Performance Raises the total to Thirty to Date
26: Class Actions #26 and #27 against Apple for Purposely Slowing iPhones were filed in Brooklyn and San Francisco
25: Class Action #25 against Apple for Purposely Slowing iPhones was filed in Missouri, with 4 Additional Foreign Filings on the way
24: iPhone Fans in San Jose seem to be Really Angry at Apple, as Class Action #24 marks the 3rd Filing made from there on Friday
23: Class Action #23 against Apple was filed in San Jose for Deceptively Slowing iPhones, a Practice Apple Competitors don’t engage in
22: Class Action #22 against Apple was filed in San Jose California for Slowing iPhones by Misrepresentation and Deception
21: Class Action #21 against Apple was filed in Brooklyn for Intentionally Degrading the iPhone’s Performance
20: Class Action #22 against Apple was filed in San Jose California for Slowing iPhones by Misrepresentation and Deception
19: Class Action #21 against Apple was filed in Brooklyn for Intentionally Degrading the iPhone’s Performance
18: Class Action #20 against Apple is demanding $5 Billion for Purposely Slowing iPhones
17: The First Class Action against Apple in 2018 over slowing iPhones was filed in Cincinnati Ohio
16: Class Action #18 has been filed against Apple in Chicago for Purposely ‘Throttling Processor Speed’ to Induce sales of new iPhones
15: Class Action Lawsuits #16 and #17 against Apple over Purposely Slowing iDevices were filed in Mississippi and Missouri
14: Class Action #15 filed in Indiana Claims Apple Software Updates dramatically & artificially reduced performance of Legacy Devices
13: First Class Action from 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)
Please note that it’s been reported that lawsuits against Apple on this issue are in-the-works in France, South Korea, Australia and Canada in 2018, but are not presently official and therefore cannot be a part of the official list of Class Actions noted above.
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