The Apple Warrany Settlement (Pennington, et al. v. Apple, Inc.) revolves around Apple’s one-year limited warranty or AppleCare Protection Plan in relation to their iPhone or iPod touch. Owners of an iPhone or iPod that needed repair or replacement in the United States before for your iPhone on or before December 31, 2009, OR for your iPod touch on or before June 30, 2010 may be a part of this massive $53 million lawsuit settlement. The class member claim they were wrongfully denied warranty coverage because Apple stated that the iPhone or iPod touch had been damaged by liquid. Apple has not admitted to any wrong doing but have agreed to settle to avoid burdensome and costly litigation. The case is in the jurisdiction of the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Santa Clara, and is Case Number 1-10-CV-162659. The lead class members in the Apple Warranty Settlement are Charlene Gallion, Christopher Corsi, Raj Johal, and Sean Pennington and Meghan White. They will sue on behalf of other people who have similar cases. Class member who decide to stay in the lawsuit will be represented by the following law firms:
- Jeffrey L. Fazio Dina E. Micheletti from Fazio | Micheletti LLP
- Steven A. Schwartz Timothy N. Mathews from Cafferty Clobes Meriwether & Sprengel LLP
- Anthony F. Fata from Chimicles & Tikellis LLP
The class counsel is requesting a 30% cut of the total settlement amount for attorneys’ fees and reimbursement of costs and expenses.
If you are a part of the Direct-Payment Settlement Class you could receive a cash payment anywhere between $105 to $300 depending on the Device Type & Configuration. Please note that ALL claim forms submitted electronically online must be submitted before 9:00 p.m. Pacific time on October 21, 2013. If mailing your claim form please make sure the form is postmarked no later than October 21, 2013.
You can dial 1-855-282-8115 or visit the Apple Warranty Settlement Administrator website for more information about the case.