9th Circ. Won't Rehear Apple IBook Defect Class Action

Law360, New York (February 29, 2012, 2:40 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit unanimously denied a request Tuesday to rehear en banc a consumer class action accusing Apple Computer Inc. of illegally concealing a defect in its iBook G4 laptops, saying the court will not consider any future petitions for rehearing the case.

The appeals court had upheld a lower court's dismissal of the suit in December, ruling that Apple had no obligation to disclose the alleged defect and that advertisements touting the computer's durability were not legally binding. Apple's advertisements claiming the iBook G4 was durable...
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