Apple Dodges IPhone OS Sabotage Suit

Law360, New York (November 9, 2011, 9:32 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday tossed a proposed class action accusing Apple Inc. of issuing iPhone operating system updates that impaired certain models, stating that the claims did not meet the requirement for state consumer law violations because the upgrades were free.

U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Battaglia said that California’s Consumers Legal Remedies Act, which the plaintiffs claimed Apple had violated by providing them free downloads of iOS4 software upgrades for third generation iPhones, requires the sale or lease of products by deceptive practices....
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