Apple Shuts Down Faulty MacBook Class Action

Law360, New York (October 31, 2013, 4:39 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Thursday tossed a proposed class action alleging that Apple Inc.’s MacBook and the MacBook Pro laptop computers contain faulty motherboards, saying the plaintiffs failed to adequately plead any of their claims.

The plaintiffs alleged Apple’s motherboards, referred to by the company as “logic boards,” hold the bulk of the internal components of the computers, and contains various connection ports such as the standard Universal Serial Bus, or USB, port. They said the defective logic boards result in USB ports not functioning,...
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