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Apple Device Warranty Deal Justifies $27.6M in Fees, Lawyers Say

Jan. 31, 2022, 5:35 PM

Attorneys who negotiated a $95 million settlement for a class of consumers who sued Apple Inc. over allegedly subpar warranty-replacement iPhones and iPads asked a federal court in California for nearly $27.6 million in fees.

Vicky Maldonado and others alleged Apple breached its warranty agreements when it sent out purportedly comparable replacement devices that weren’t equivalent to new, as promised.

The class, certified in 2019, includes customers who bought Apple’s extended warranty plans, AppleCare and AppleCare+, since 2012 and who received a refurbished device.

The case moved closer to trial in May, when the court declined to decertify the class ...