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With every successful product launch, sadly there often comes litigation. A California law firm has now set its sights on Apple, exploring a potential class action lawsuit relating to the alleged “reception problems” with the new iPhone 4.
Valleywag is reporting that the same California law firm who recently took on both Facebook and Zynga over what they consider to be “scammy gaming ads” now has Apple in its crosshairs. Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff, LLP is seeking people “who recently purchased the new iPhone and have experienced poor reception quality, dropped calls and weak signals.”
Given that complaints such as those have been going on almost since the original iPhone debuted in 2007 -- and are certainly not unique to Apple’s device -- that could be a wide swath of people. Almost the minute the iPhone 4 started arriving in customers’ hands last week, the Internet was lit up with complaints that “the phone shows fewer reception bars if you hold it wrong,” with Apple suggesting that you “hold it differently” to alleviate what they view as a non-issue.
Despite there being plenty of evidence that other cell phones also exhibit the same type of issue, the California law firm is forging ahead with an exploratory mission to see how many vultures -- er, users -- they can round up to proceed with a class action lawsuit against the Cupertino tech giant.
This isn’t Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff, LLP’s first time at bat with a class action lawsuit, either: They previously filed a Federal class action suit “over deceptive ‘offer’ ads in games like Mafia Wars and Farmville” which roped in both publisher Zynga as well as social networking site Facebook, who hosts the popular games.
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