Welcome
Product Liability & Toxics Law News

Apple Loses Bid for Early End to iPhone Safety Suit

Feb. 11, 2020, 3:31 PM

Apple Inc. won’t get an early exit from a suit alleging certain smartphones emit radiofrequency radiation above federal limits when carried near the body, and the federal trial court in California allowed immediate discovery concerning testing and other issues.

A lab hired by the Chicago Tribune found that the iPhone 7, 8, and X showed exposure above the federal limit when tested under conditions simulating the distance when carrying the phone in a shirt or pants pocket, Andrew Cohen and others alleged.

At issue is whether compliance with the federal regulations preempts the plaintiffs’ claims, and more information is needed...

To read the full article log in. To learn more about a subscription click here.