Apple MacBook Butterfly Keyboard Settlement

Apple, Inc. is laying down $50 million to settle a class action alleging that certain of its MacBook computers sold between 2015 and 2019 had defective butterfly keyboards that do not function properly. The complaint alleged the faulty keyboards could cause characters to repeat unexpectedly, characters not to appear, or keys to feel “sticky” or  Read more

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Acer Computers Defective Lithium-Ion Batteries Class Action

This class action centers on allegations about lithium-ion batteries in the laptops of Acer America Corporation. The complaint alleges that the batteries have one or more defects that Acer does not or cannot test for, and that the batteries cannot take and maintain a full charge and adequate performance for a reasonable length of time  Read more

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HP Envy Laptops Breaking Hinges Class Action

Laptops are designed to sit in an open position during use, with hinges keeping a selected angle between the keyboard area and the screen. The complaint for this class action brings suit against HP, Inc. for its Envy laptops, claiming that the hinges break off from their mountings, making the laptops “practically unusable after just  Read more

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ASUS Laptops Overheating Settlement

ASUS Computer International and ASUSTeK, Inc. are settling a class action alleging that certain of their laptops were marketed as being good for gaming and video editing when in fact they are not. The complaint claims that the laptops, models ASUS Rog Strix GL502VS and GL502VSK, have defective heating systems that cause them to overheat  Read more

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Lenovo Adware Settlement

Lenovo is putting aside $8.3 million for settlement of a class action alleging that it placed problematic software on certain of its computers. The software, by Superfish, is called VisualDiscovery. Users claimed that it slowed down the computers, invaded users’ privacy, and created security risks.   Read more

Apple Computers Dirt Intake Affects Screens, Motherboards Class Action

Kim Ahearn is a photographer. She bought a pricey iMac with a 27-inch screen for $2,700 because she intended to use it for retouching photos. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that the computer’s lack of a filter on its air-intake system has made it useless for her business purposes, and has caused problems  Read more

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Suunto Dive Computer Settlement

Suunto Oy and Aqua Lung America, Inc. have agreed to a settlement in a class action that alleges that certain dive computers they made and sold are defective. The complaint claimed that the computers gave inaccurate depth and temperature readings and thereby violated consumer protection and warranty laws.  Read more

ASUS Gaming Laptops Battery Defect and Insufficient Cooling Class Action

The complaint for this class action argues that certain ASUS laptops have defective batteries and cooling systems. What makes this claim particularly eyebrow-raising is that the complaint claims that the computers’ performance suffers from this battery drain even when they are connected to an electrical outlet. The laptops are supposedly designed for video gaming, but  Read more

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Intel CPU Design Security Flaws Allow Access to Hackers Class Action

Of the 1.5 billion personal computers in use today, 90% use Intel central processing units (CPUs), including those made by Apple, Asus, Acer, Lenovo, Hewlett Packard, and Dell. Unfortunately, the complaint for this class action alleges that Intel’s x86-64x CPU has not one but two means of opening the computer’s most sensitive information to hackers  Read more

Sony VAIO Laptop Trackpad Class Action Settlement

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that Sony VAIO laptops have defective trackpads.  Read more