Bloomberg Law
Sept. 11, 2020, 2:24 PM

Apple $18 Million Settlement Over FaceTime ‘Break’ Gets First OK

Martina Barash
Martina Barash

Apple Inc.‘s proposed $18 million settlement of class claims that it intentionally disabled videoconferencing app FaceTime on older iPhones is fair, adequate, and reasonable, a federal court in California ruled.

The parties arrived at the settlement after almost three years of litigation, certification of a California class, and months of “serious, informed, non-collusive negotiations,” Judge Lucy H. Koh said Thursday for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

And the forms of notice that the parties agreed to are reasonably calculated to inform class members of their rights, she said.

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