Lawsuit Against Apple Dismissed


A lawsuit that was filed against Apple has been dismissed by U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly in Chicago. The lawsuit related to the batteries for the Apple iPhone, but was dismissed by the judge, who said that there was no evidence that Apple had tried to deceive consumers.

The lawsuit was filed by Jose Trujillo in Illinois state court in July 2007. He accused the company of defrauding consumers, and was seeking class action status on the lawsuit. This was, he said, because Apple did not make clear the life of the batteries for the iPhone, or that they cost eighty six dollars including delivery charge to replace.

However, Apple asked the judge to rule in its favour on the evidence and law without the need for a trial, which the judge granted. In his summary the judge stated: “Apple disclosed on the outside of the iPhone package that the” battery had “limited recharge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced by Apple service provider.”

The judge also went on to state that: “Under the circumstances, no reasonable jury could find that deception occurred.”


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