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

Apple Battery-Problem Upgrade Slows iPhone Performance Class Action

Did Apple “throttle” older iPhones in order to get customers to buy new models? According to the complaint for this class action, the company put out an update that was meant to help with battery problems but which did this by slowing the phones’ performance, a problem the company did not tell users when they  Read more

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Apple Deliberately Slowed Older iPhones Via Updates Class Action

Do Apple updates intentionally slow down older iPhones? This complaint claims that it does, that there’s a partial fix, and that Apple has deliberately not told consumers about either one. The models involved are the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, SE, 7, or 7 Plus. Apple claimed that its 10.2.1 update would improve  Read more