IPhone Review Hands Plaintiffs Bar Big Weapon

Law360, New York (July 14, 2010, 5:06 PM EDT) -- Consumer Reports' abysmal review of Apple Inc.'s iPhone 4 is a major boon to plaintiffs attorneys pursuing class actions alleging the computer giant is lying to consumers about the hot new device's functionality, lawyers said.

Consumer Reports said Monday that it could not recommend Apple's latest version of the iPhone because of a problem with the device's signal strength. The review from the highly respected, independent consumer publication cuts some of the legwork for the plaintiffs bar, lawyers say, and Apple would be well-served to placate...
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