Apple Faces New Water Damage Suit Weeks After $53M Deal

Law360, Los Angeles (May 24, 2013, 10:46 PM EDT) -- Apple was hit Friday with a putative class action in California federal court accusing it of wrongfully refusing to provide warranty coverage for its devices by claiming nonexistent water damage, less than six weeks after it reportedly settled state and federal class action claims for $53 million.

Like the suits that Wired magazine reported Apple settled last month, the new complaint alleges that the company knowingly used an inferior liquid-detection tape on its iPhone and iPod Touch devices, which indicated water damage even when there was none, to...
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