Consumer Sues Apple Over Alleged Design Flaw

Law360, New York (November 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A class action brought by a consumer alleges that a design flaw makes at least one of Apple Inc.'s PowerBook G4 memory slots inoperative, forcing owners who want to fix the problem to pay out more than $500.

In a lawsuit filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Giorgio Gomelsky alleges that the defect presents itself when a user adds additional memory to the first or second memory slot available in most PowerBooks, including the PowerBook G4.

Sometimes, the defect...
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