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Amazon claims Trump's 'personal vendetta' cost it $10 billion Pentagon contract

Last month, Amazon said it would formally challenge the US Department of Defense’s decision to award the $10 billion JEDI contract to Microsoft, instead of Amazon Web Service (AWS). The lawsuit, unsealed today, reveals the details behind Amazon’s arg…

Law Firm Sues Apple and Samsung, Claiming Phones Exceed Radiofrequency Radiation Safety Levels

Chicago-based law firm Fegan Scott has levied a lawsuit against both Apple and Samsung, claiming that independent testing suggests the radiofrequency radiation levels in recent smartphones “far exceeded the federal limits” when used “as marketed by the…

Genius sues Google for $50 million over 'stolen' song lyrics

Earlier this year Genius announced it suspected Google of copying its lyrics data — now it’s thrown its weight behind a lawsuit accusing the company of exactly that. According to Genius, lyric licensing company LyricFind pulled lyrics directly from…

Apple loses bid to stop class action lawsuit over MacBook keyboards

Apple will have to face a class action lawsuit over faulty MacBook keyboards. Federal Judge Edward Davila has tossed out Apple’s attempt to dismiss a suit accusing the company of not only hiding the fragility of MacBook butterfly keyboards, but of f…

Lawsuit Against Apple's Faulty Butterfly Keyboards Moves Forward

A federal judge this week rejected Apple’s request to dismiss a class action lawsuit over its faulty butterfly keyboards, reports Reuters, which means the lawsuit will proceed.

The complainants believe that Apple knew of and concealed the fact that its 2015 and later MacBook models had keyboards prone to failure and that its repair program does not serve as an effective fix because replacement butterfly keyboards can also fail.


San Jose District Judge Edward Davila said that Apple must face the claims that the repair program is inadequate or compensate customers for their out-of-pocket expenses for repairs.

The lawsuit covers customers who purchased 2015 MacBook models or later and 2016 MacBook Pro models or later, which includes all machines that are equipped with Apple’s butterfly keyboard. Apple has faced public scrutiny and many, many complaints over the butterfly keyboard’s penchant to fail when exposed to dust and other small particulates.

Apple launched a repair program that covers all of its MacBook, ‌MacBook Pro‌, and MacBook Air models that have a butterfly keyboard, but at the current time, all keyboard replacements are also butterfly keyboards.

Apple has attempted to revise the butterfly keyboard several times to make it more durable, but ultimately, it’s still prone to failure.


With the recently released 16-inch MacBook Pro Apple eliminated the butterfly mechanism and reverted to a more reliable scissor mechanism, but the new 16-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ keyboard is limited to that machine and older models are still getting repairs with butterfly keyboards.

The lawsuit is seeking damages for violations of consumer protection laws in several dates. Benjamin Johns, lawyer for the plaintiffs, told Reuters that he’s pleased with the decision and looks forward to pursuing the case.

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Lawsuit Against Apple's Faulty Butterfly Keyboards Moves Forward

A federal judge this week rejected Apple’s request to dismiss a class action lawsuit over its faulty butterfly keyboards, reports Reuters, which means the lawsuit will proceed.

The complainants believe that Apple knew of and concealed the fact that its 2015 and later MacBook models had keyboards prone to failure and that its repair program does not serve as an effective fix because replacement butterfly keyboards can also fail.


San Jose District Judge Edward Davila said that Apple must face the claims that the repair program is inadequate or compensate customers for their out-of-pocket expenses for repairs.

The lawsuit covers customers who purchased 2015 MacBook models or later and 2016 MacBook Pro models or later, which includes all machines that are equipped with Apple’s butterfly keyboard. Apple has faced public scrutiny and many, many complaints over the butterfly keyboard’s penchant to fail when exposed to dust and other small particulates.

Apple launched a repair program that covers all of its MacBook, ‌MacBook Pro‌, and MacBook Air models that have a butterfly keyboard, but at the current time, all keyboard replacements are also butterfly keyboards.

Apple has attempted to revise the butterfly keyboard several times to make it more durable, but ultimately, it’s still prone to failure.


With the recently released 16-inch MacBook Pro Apple eliminated the butterfly mechanism and reverted to a more reliable scissor mechanism, but the new 16-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ keyboard is limited to that machine and older models are still getting repairs with butterfly keyboards.

The lawsuit is seeking damages for violations of consumer protection laws in several dates. Benjamin Johns, lawyer for the plaintiffs, told Reuters that he’s pleased with the decision and looks forward to pursuing the case.

This article, “Lawsuit Against Apple’s Faulty Butterfly Keyboards Moves Forward” first appeared on MacRumors.com

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Texas backs out of the lawsuit to stop the T-Mobile and Sprint merger

Texas no longer stands in the way of the T-Mobile and Sprint merger. The state has reached a settlement with T-Mobile, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced today. In exchange for T-Mobile’s commitment to build a 5G network throughout Texas, Pa…

Amazon sues to challenge Microsoft's $10 billion JEDI contract win

Amazon is acting on its promise to challenge the Pentagon’s decision to award Microsoft a key $10 billion cloud computing contract. The internet giant filed a federal lawsuit on November 22nd to contest the Defense Department’s choice for the covete…

Apple and Intel Sue SoftBank-Owned Firm Over 'Endless, Meritless' Patent Lawsuits

Apple and Intel on Wednesday jointly filed a lawsuit against SoftBank-owned investment firm Fortress Investment Group, accusing the company of violating U.S. federal antitrust laws by pursuing “endless, meritless” patent litigation.

The complaint alleges that non-practicing patent assertion entities like Fortress aggressively pursue patent litigation against large companies like Apple and Intel, knowing that even if they lose several cases, they could eventually win a case with a large monetary reward that exceeds their losses.


Apple and Intel argue that Fortress-backed entities have “sought billions of dollars” from the two companies over the years, forcing both tech giants to spend “millions of dollars” on outside resources like counsel and expert witnesses to defend against Fortress-backed demands and assertions.

Fortress-backed entities like Uniloc, DSS Technology Management, and Seven Networks are also named in the lawsuit, first reported by Reuters. The complaint was filed in Northern California federal court.

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Washington, DC sues DoorDash for allegedly misleading users about tips

DoorDash’s change in tipping policy has come too late to avoid legal repercussions. The District of Columbia Attorney General has sued DoorDash over claims it not only stiffed couriers (aka Dashers) through its tipping practices, but misled customer…

Washington, DC sues DoorDash for allegedly misleading users about tips

DoorDash’s change in tipping policy has come too late to avoid legal repercussions. The District of Columbia Attorney General has sued DoorDash over claims it not only stiffed couriers (aka Dashers) through its tipping practices, but misled customer…

NY Attorney General sues Juul for deceptive marketing

Yesterday, California filed a lawsuit against e-cigarette company Juul for allegedly targeting underage Californians with its marketing and sales practices. Today, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a similar lawsuit against Juu…

NY Attorney General sues Juul for deceptive marketing

Yesterday, California filed a lawsuit against e-cigarette company Juul for allegedly targeting underage Californians with its marketing and sales practices. Today, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a similar lawsuit against Juu…

Redbox will stop selling Disney movie codes as part of settlement

Disney’s lawsuit against Redbox is over, and it’s not great news for Redbox. The two sides have agreed to a settlement that will have Redbox stop the sale of movie download codes from Disney disc packs. Attorneys for Disney had accused Redbox of vi…

Redbox will stop selling Disney movie codes as part of settlement

Disney’s lawsuit against Redbox is over, and it’s not great news for Redbox. The two sides have agreed to a settlement that will have Redbox stop the sale of movie download codes from Disney disc packs. Attorneys for Disney had accused Redbox of vi…

Woody Allen settles lawsuit against Amazon over dropped movie deal

Woody Allen has ended his fight with Amazon over a dropped four-movie deal. The two sides have settled the dispute and dismissed Allen’s lawsuit against Amazon in a joint notice on the night of November 8th. The terms of the settlement weren’t mentio…

Alphabet's board is investigating how sexual misconduct claims were handled

Today CNBC reports that Alphabet, the parent company of Google that was formed in 2015, is investigating how execs investigated sexual misconduct. Years of eyebrow-raising stories about behavior by top officials at Google preceded a report las…

Uber faces lawsuit for allegedly underpaying New York drivers

Uber is embroiled in yet more legal trouble over its treatment of drivers. A group of 96,000 drivers represented by the New York Taxi Workers Alliance has sued Uber for allegedly violating drivers’ contracts and ‘stealing’ some of their wages betwee…

Tesla and Walmart settle lawsuit over solar panel fires

Tesla and Walmart clearly weren’t ready for a knock-down-drag-out fight over solar panel fires. The two companies have settled a lawsuit that accused Tesla of neglecting and botching installations for solar panels that caught fire on the roofs of se…

ACLU sues to reveal the FBI's uses of facial recognition

The ACLU is unsurprisingly concerned about the FBI’s use of facial recognition, and it wants to force the agency to divulge its practices. It just filed a lawsuit against the FBI, the Justice Department and the DEA ordering them to turn over records…

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