A class action lawsuit was filed earlier this month for alleged design flaws in the Butterfly keyboard of the 12-inch MacBook and current MacBook Pro models.
A second lawsuit has now been filed, alleging that Apple is infringing on no less than five laws …
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1: Infringement of express warranty
Count 2: Infringement of the MAGNUSON MOSS WARRANTY ACT
Count 3: INFRINGEMENT OF SONG-CONSUMED CONSUMER WARRANTY CALLS IN CALIFORNIA
FIGURE 4: INFRINGEMENTS OF THE CALIFORNIA ACCIDENT RIGHT OF COMPETITION
NUMBER 5: FAILURE OF THE CALIFORNIA CONSUMER LAW
The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act states that consumer guarantees must be fair. The lawsuit claims that this is not the case.
All laptops are sold with a one-year Apple warranty. However, Apple does not meet its warranty obligations, but points many customers to self-help solutions when their broken keyboards are inoperative. If Apple offers a warranty service, replacing the keyboard will not provide a permanent solution. And for out-of-warranty consumers, Apple denies the warranty service and instead directs them to pay for the replacement at a cost of $ 400- $ 700.
The Song Beverly Consumer Warranty Act is more commonly known as California Lemon Law. It says that the products sold must serve their purpose, and the suit says that this is not the case here.
By shipping and selling defective laptops, the defendant sold and sold goods that were significantly below the quality generally available on the market, are not suitable for the use for which they were intended, and are not adequately packaged and labeled.
The California Unfair Competition Act prohibits misleading advertising.
The defendant hid and conceals the problems of marketing, advertising, and laptop packaging.
The California Consumers Legal Remedies Act also deals with the ban on fraudulent marketing.
Contrary to the first lawsuit, which requires Apple to get back the machines, it replaces the keyboards with a new design and reimbursement of the cost, which more reasonably requires that damage be found at the trial.
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