Apple won dismissal of lawsuit on Thursday, after being accused of violating the consumer’s law, by selling Mac Book laptops which had serious system flaws, even though the company had been aware of the defects in the MacBooks.
The complaints had been made by Uriel Marcus and Benedict Verceles, who decided to sue Apple Inc. claiming that the MacBooks they owned, devices which contained “logic boards” were defective and not working right.
But according to U.C. District Judge William Asluo from San Francisco, the two plaintiffs had failed to demonstrate that Apple misrepresented the devices, even though they had cited online complaints from other people and also promotional statements made by Apple, saying that the laptops are the most advanced you can find on the market and that they were a work of art.
Judge Alsuo, wrote that the information brought as evidence by the plaintiffs wasn’t convincing enough or “lacked a minimum of quality”. Also, he added that both, Uriel Marcus and Benedict Verceles, were able to properly use their MacBook computers, one for eighteen months and the other for two years.
Judge Alsuo, gave the two plaintiffs time until the 22nd of January to amend their pleading, which aimed for class action status, against the California based company, Apple.
The lawyer of the plaintiffs hasn’t yet responded to commenting requests.
Another complaint against Apple is pending as the company hasn’t responded to it. Apple was accused that the Mac Book sells since May 20, 2010 havent respected the consumer protection laws from the states of California and Texas, where the lawsuit began after it had been moved.
They also mentioned, that Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive had been informed about the issue of the defective motherboards in 2011 and yet decided to do nothing in solving the situation.
A logic board, mostly referred to as the motherboard or system board is the main circuit board found in computers and other types of systems. The motherboard keeps the most important electronic components of the system, like memory and the central processing unit.
Another lawsuit filed in California, against Apple is claiming that the company defrauded consumers in 2011, by putting on the market MacBook Pro laptops that were built with defective graphic cards, causing the screens to distort and the system to fail.
At the end of the latest fiscal year, Apple declared sales in the laptops and computer unit sales of $18.91 billion.
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