Los Angeles, CA: Apple, Inc. is facing a defective products class action lawsuit over allegations that the MacBook Pro series of laptop computers are defectively designed, causing the computers to malfunction.
Filed by Los Angeles resident Armen Soudijan, the lawsuit claims that Soudijan purchased a MacBook Pro laptop in 2013, which came "with a defective graphics processing unit and/or defective graphics card implementation."Specifically, the lawsuit claims that the defect "breaks the computer screen, causes computer freezes, crashes, and ultimately renders the laptop computers unusable."
In the complaint Soudijan alleges "he was subjecting the laptop to normal use, including use of video processing, when he experienced a range of screen malfunctions, freezes, and ultimately crashes .The frequency and severity of the problem continued and increased. "
According to the lawsuit, Soudijan' MacBook Pro belongs to a line of Apple laptops released in 2011, which includes the 13 inch, 15 inch, and 17 inch screens. "Each of these products is designed, manufactured, marketed, sold, and built with a similar graphic processing unit and graphics processing card implementation and design, which is flawed and defective and causes the machine to unreasonably fail,"the lawsuit claims.
"ymptoms of failure include, but are not limited to, lines on the screen, garbled text, colored lines, rendering of the screen useless, freezes, shutdowns, and crashes, including data loss and full hardware malfunction,"the lawsuit states.
The lawsuit goes on to claim that the problems associated with the MacBook Pro have been reported by numerous customers through online and print forums, and that people experience these problems shortly after purchasing their Apple computers. The lawsuit further claims that "Apple is aware of the issue and had not take[n] adequate steps to remedy the situation either through warranty claims, recalls, or otherwise."
The lawsuit against Apple in this MacBook Pro lawsuit cites violations of California' Unfair Competition Law, breach of implied warranty, breach of express warranty, and unjust enrichment, and is seeking damages and injunctive relief, and prevention ofApple from selling defective products.
The plaintiff and proposed class are represented by Brian S. Kabateck, Evan M. Zucker and Jennifer Duffy of Kabateck Brown Kellner LLP.
The Defective MacBook Pro Class Action Lawsuit is Soudjian v. Apple Inc., Case No. BC562621, in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles.