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Apple Alleged to Break Gambling Laws with Zynga Apps Class Action

What responsibility do sellers like Apple’s App Store have for the games they offer? This class action alleges that Apple, Inc. bears responsibility for selling gambling games created by Zynga, Inc., such as casino-style slot machines and table games that it claims are illegal under state gambling laws.  Read more

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“Free” Gambling Apps, In-App Purchases, and State Law Investigation

Are free gambling apps subject to state gambling laws? What about if they offer in-app purchases, so that players pay real money to keep playing? Are these gambling apps legal, or are the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store profiting from illegal gambling? We’re launching an investigation to sort this out.  Read more

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Apple FaceTime Interference California Settlement

Apple, Inc. is settling a class action alleging that it allowed FaceTime to stop working on iPhone 4 and 4S models with earlier operating systems. The complaint claimed that Apple committed trespass to chattels when it allowed a security certificate to expire on April 16, 2014, which made FaceTime stop working unless the phone owner  Read more

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Apple iOS 13 iPhones Inexplicably Consuming Data Class Action

This class action brings suit against Apple, Inc. for what it calls “the Consuming Code.” The complaint alleges that Apple’s newest version of its operating system, iOS v. 13, contains code “that caused devices running iOS 13 to consume cellular data without the user’s input or control, and without providing the user any identifiable benefit.”  Read more

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Lorex Systems Stop Working After Update Class Action

Lorex Corporation sells video surveillance and monitoring systems, including cameras, recorders, and other items, for consumers and small businesses. According to the complaint for this class action, Lorex forced customers to accept an update to its systems that did not work properly and that resulted in customers being unable to view the feeds from their  Read more

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Apple iPhone 6 or 7 Series Performance Settlement

Apple will pay between $310 million and $500 million to settle a combined class action relating to some of its Series 6 and 7 iPhones. The complaint alleged that a performance management feature introduced by certain operating systems dimished the performance of the phones.  Read more

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Apple FaceTime App and iPhone 4 or 4s Florida Class Action

This very interesting class action describes a chain of events that allegedly led Apple, Inc. to “break” FaceTime for users of older iPhones. The users of the older phones had to upgrade to a new operating system that slowed their phones considerably, buy new phones, or give up FaceTime. The complaint alleges that Apple did  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 Devices Battery Inadequate to Operating System Demands Class Action

When certain of Apple’s iPhones began shutting down at odd times, Apple released a supposed fix for the problem. The complaint for this class action claims that the fix hid the real defects, in both the phones and certain models of iPads, and made the devices’ performance worse. According to the complaint, the batteries in  Read more

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Alcatel One Touch Idol Smartphone KY and NC Settlement

TCL Communication is settling a class action alleging that it removed LTE Band 12 frequency from Alcatel One Touc Idol 3 smartphones. The plaintiffs claimed that the removal was done via a software update and that it greatly reduced the functionality of the phones.  Read more