Google Dodges Class Action Over Vulnerable Android Apps

Law360, Los Angeles (February 08, 2013, 4:29 PM ET) -- A California judge on Friday dismissed a putative class action brought by Android cellphone users who said Google Inc. reaped commissions on faulty applications that were vulnerable to malicious software, ruling that the state's Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act is limited to tangible items that can be physically repaired.

At a Friday hearing in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Judge Jane L. Johnson granted Google's request to dismiss the lawsuit, but gave the plaintiffs 30 days to amend their complaint as to a portion of the state's...
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