A class-action complaint lodged Wednesday claims Apple was aware of a MacBook Pro design flaw that caused some units to exhibit backlight display issues.
Filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the action targets the so-called “flexgate” issue that presented in MacBook Pro models manufactured in 2016 and 2017.
The class-action argues violation of unfair competition laws in various states, the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, and consumer fraud statutes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Breach of express warranty, breach of implied warranty, fraudulent concealment and unjust enrichment are also asserted.
Plaintiffs seek damages, court fees and a judgment requiring Apple to identify and declare all defective MacBook Pro laptops, among other relief measures.
As initiators of #flexgate, we fully support this class-action. Apple should accept 15-inch 2016 and all 2017 MBP models to existing Display Backlight Service Program which now covers only 13-inch 2016 models.