Bloomberg Law
Feb. 11, 2020, 3:31 PM

Apple Loses Bid for Early End to iPhone Safety Suit

Julie Steinberg
Julie Steinberg

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 ...

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