Apple Escapes Class Action Over Security Flaw Fixes

Law360 (January 3, 2019, 6:09 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday tossed a proposed class action alleging that fixes for the security bugs known as Spectre and Meltdown slowed down the processing speed of Apple devices, finding that the consumers behind the suit lacked standing.

U.S. District Judge Edward Davila said the consumers failed to show they were harmed by the fixes, rejecting their argument that Apple’s own testing indicated that the updates to address the vulnerabilities slowed down all Apple devices. That argument, the judge said, was based on a “self-serving and selective” reading of the test results.

The consumers left out findings that the...

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Contract Product Liability


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January 8, 2018

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