Apple Sees Defective Laptop Display Claims Tossed, For Now

By Melissa Angell (July 20, 2021, 7:24 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge dismissed a proposed class action against Apple claiming that it hid display defects on its 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops, finding that the proposed class failed to argue the alleged defect posed a safety hazard or that Apple fraudulently concealed the purported defect.

U.S. District Judge Edward Davila dismissed the suit in a 17-page order on Monday and took aim at the consumers' argument that Apple failed to disclose the alleged defect in its MacBook Pros.

The judge underscored that past courts have held that manufacturers must disclose defects if they fall within a warranty period. But if...

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