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Apple Smashes Class Action Over Cracked IPhones

Law360, Los Angeles (September 4, 2012, 7:56 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a putative class action accusing Apple Inc. of misleading consumers about the strength and durability of the glass screens and panels on its iPhone 4 device, saying reasonable consumers would expect its reinforced-glass surfaces might break when dropped.

“The shattered window of a storefront, the cracked windshield of a car, and the chipped smartphone screen are routine encounters of modern existence,” U.S. District Judge Edward J. Davila wrote in his order Tuesday, dismissing the claims against Apple while granting plaintiff Betsalel Williamson leave to amend his complaint. “It seems a suspension of logic to...

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January 24, 2011

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