Apple Adapter Settlement Altered Over Fraud Potential

Law360, New York (September 21, 2011, 1:41 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge agreed Tuesday to modify part of a class action settlement granting refunds to consumers who bought defective power adapters from Apple Inc., after the computer giant raised concerns that millions of claimants could recover refunds fraudulently.

Apple contended that the settlement allowed consumers to make multiple claims for refunds on replacement power adapters — even if they hadn’t bought one — because it only required claimants to submit adapters’ serial numbers to receive compensation. It asked the court to require that all...
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