The Apple MacBook & MacBook Pro & MagSafe “T” Power Adapter class action lawsuit is entitled “In re Magsafe Apple Power Adapter Litigation” and revolves around claims that the 60W or 85W MagSafe MPM-1 (“T”) Power Adapters used with an Apple MacBook or MacBook Pro computers is defective and that it “dangerously frays, sparks and prematurely fails to work,”. The lawsuit further claims Apple falsely misrepresented the product. Apple denies all wrong doing. The case is in the jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division and is case number C09-01911-JW.
The settlement class according to the lawsuit is defined as:
“All United States residents who (1) are the original owners of an Apple MacBook or MacBook Pro computer that shipped with a 60W or 85W MagSafe MPM-1 (“T”) Power Adapter (“Subject Computers”) and/or (2) purchased a standalone 60W or 85W MagSafe MPM-1 (“T”) Power Adapter. The Settlement Class includes original owners who received their Subject Computer(s) as a gift.”
Even though Apple denies the allegations they have agreed to a settlement in order to avoid any further court cost. Under the proposed settlement terms cash payments will be made in the amount of $35.00, $50.00 and up to $79.00 depending on the year of the purchase of the replacement adapter. You MUST file a claim before March 21, 2012 in order to be eligible for any type of settlement payment. A claimant will also be asked to sign the claim form under penalty of perjury. Claim forms can be found at the class administrators web portal.
A settlement fairness hearing is scheduled for February 27, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. to determine if the settlement is fair. The hearing will be held at the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, Courtroom 9 (19th Floor) located at 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California, 94102. If you wish to speak at the hearing you must file a formal request to do so.
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