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BMW Loss of CD/BA Functions with Phase-Out of 3G Class Action

Consumers expect vehicles made by BMW to offer advanced features, including in the area of electronics. But the complaint for this class action sues BMW of North America, Inc. and Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft AG, alleging a substantial oversight in some 2013 and later vehicles: certain Connected Drive/BMW Assist (CD/BA) systems were made to work  Read more

2018 BMW X7

Indirect Purchasers of Capacitors Antitrust Settlement

The latest defendants to settle in this large antitrust case are Shinyei Technology Co., Ltd., Shinyei Capacitor Co., Ltd., and Taitsu Corporation. This large antitrust case is meant to benefit indirect purchasers of electrolytic and film capacitors. The complaint alleged that the various makers conspired to raise or fix prices for capacitors, violating antitrust and  Read more

Variety of Capacitors

Sony Dash End of Support Settlement

Sony Electronics, Inc. is settling a class action alleging that it improperly stopped supporting its Dash Personal Internet Viewer in July 2017.  Read more

Sony Dash

Sony PlayStation 5 DualSense Controller Plagued with Drift Class Action

Sony released its Playstation 5 (PS5) in November 2020, along with the associated DualSense Controller. But the complaint for this class action alleges that the much-touted controller is defective. How so? The complaint says that the defect causes “characters or gameplay [to move] on the screen without user command or manual operation of the joystick.”  Read more

DualSense Controller for PlayStation 5

Xbox One Drifting Controller Investigation

Is your Xbox One controller experiencing “stick drift”? That is, does the analog stick drift, or cause movement, on its own, without your touching it? Online complaints indicate that this can happen even when controllers are only a few months old. Unfortunately, warranties on these accessories can be as short as 90 days, so that  Read more

Xbox One Controller

Chrysler Pacifica Defective UConnect System Class Action

Auto manufacturers are presenting complex “infotainment” systems that customers must rely on to perform more and more actions in their vehicles. The complaint for this class action alleges that FCA US, LLC has installed defective UConnect infotainment systems in its 2017-2019 Chrysler Pacifica and 300 vehicles.  Read more

2019 Chrysler Pacifica

Apple iPhone 4, 4S, and 5 Power Button California Settlement

A $20 million settlement has been reached with Apple, Inc. in a class action that alleged that Apple sold certain models of its iPhone with defective power (sleep/wake) buttons. The complaint claimed that Apple sold the iPhone 4, 4S, and 5 to consumers even though it knew the power buttons were defective in violation of  Read more

Apple iPad, iPad Pro Bright Spot in Screen Missouri Class Action

Consumers expect quality devices from Apple, Inc. The complaint for this class action bring suit against the company for a quality defect in its iPad and iPad Pro devices—a bright spot on the screen.  Read more

Apple iPad

Antitrust Capacitor Indirect Purchaser Settlement

A large antitrust case against makers of capacitors has so far resulted in settlements totaling $80.5 million. The complaint alleged that makers conspired to raise and fix the prices of capacitors over a period of more than ten years, thus violating antitrust laws and making customers pay more for capacitors than they should have. Settlements  Read more

Variety of Capacitors

Plantronics BackBeat FIT Headphone Settlement

Plantronics, Inc. is settling a class action about its BackBear FIT wireless sport headphones, which it has advertised as being sweatproof, waterproof, and able to provide as many as eight hours of listening time on a charge. The complaint alleged that these claims are not true and that the headphones are therefore not worth what  Read more