Bloomberg Law
Aug. 5, 2019, 5:44 PM

Apple Again Beats Class Claims of Poor iPhone, iPad Performance

Daniel R. Stoller
Daniel R. Stoller
Senior Legal Editor

Apple Inc. has again won dismissal of proposed class claims that security fixes slowed down the performance of its iPhones, iPads and Apple TVs.

The proposed class failed to show they were personally harmed “by a purported performance degradation caused by” a software update designed to fix a security flaw, Judge Edward Davila of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled Aug. 2.

The decision illustrates how tech companies facing claims in data security cases are often able to beat consumer class actions. It’s often difficult for plaintiffs to show how they were harmed specifically by ...

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