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Old 02-15-2011, 11:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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U.S. District Court Judge Jeremy Fogel dismissed a lawsuit filed last summer alleging Apple's iPad overheats when used in warm weather or in direct sunlight, ComputerWorld reports. The lawsuit accused Apple of fraud, deceptive advertising, and running afoul of California's consumer protection and unfair business practices laws for marketing and selling broken tablets.

"The Court concludes that these allegations are insufficient," Fogel wrote in his order. "At the least, Plaintiffs must identify the particular commercial or advertisement upon which they relied and must describe with the requisite specificity the content of that particular commercial or advertisement."

The three plaintiffs in the case thought they did that by pointing out Apple's advertisement saying that "reading on iPad is just like a reading a book." But unlike a book, the plaintiffs claim the iPad shuts down in warm weather.

This doesn't mean Apple is out of hot water. Fogel gave the plaintiffs 30 days to file an amended complaint.

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it's like the mcdonalds lawsuit.. people in the us are just about nickel and diming companies for personal gain with these frivolous lawsuits..
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Even if the iPads exploded when exposed to air nothing would be done. Apple has very, very deep pockets...
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Like that fat broad the sued BK for making her fat, or something, when she had like 5 burgers a day.
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Even if the iPads exploded when exposed to air nothing would be done. Apple has very, very deep pockets...
Isn't air that dangerous new substance that's been shown to cause cancer?
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Isn't air that dangerous new substance that's been shown to cause cancer?
No, wasn't that water?
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i thought it was protein.

and if the ipad exploded when it came into contact with air I think there would be some serious questions about their QA'ing techniques
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I have to say I think I agree with the judges decision on this one. If there is something wrong with the iPad, then the customer should be able to return it. There are plenty of disappointing products, just because this is a high profile product, doesn't mean that every fault needs to be a lawsuit.
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Shouldn't this be under warranty?
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