'Phantom' Drone Maker Sued Over Faulty App Software Update

Law360, Los Angeles (February 17, 2017, 10:23 PM EST) -- A market leader in consumer drone technology was hit with a putative class action Thursday in Pennsylvania federal court spurred by an allegedly harmful firmware update in December 2015 that rendered certain commercial drones in its "Phantom 2" line unable to record video and take photos.

DJI Technology Inc. and a unit known as DJI Service LLC are accused of turning a blind eye to the injury thousands of “Phantom 2” drone owners experienced in the wake of this allegedly damaging update, refusing to reimburse them, replace the product or take responsibility for the alleged flaw.

“The lost functionality of the...

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