“Apple Inc won the dismissal on Thursday of a lawsuit accusing it of defrauding consumers by selling MacBook laptop computers that contained ‘logic boards’ it knew were defective, and which routinely failed within two years,” Jonathan Stempel reports for Reuters.

“U.S. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco said the plaintiffs, Uriel Marcus and Benedict Verceles, failed to show that Apple made ‘affirmative misrepresentations,’ despite citing online complaints and Apple marketing statements calling the laptops ‘state of the art’ or the ‘most advanced” on the market,'” Stempel reports. “‘Plaintiffs have failed to allege that Apple’s logic boards were unfit for their ordinary purposes or lacked a minimal level of quality,’ Alsup wrote. ‘Both plaintiffs were able to adequately use their computers for approximately 18 months and two years, respectively.'”

Stempel reports, “A separate and still pending lawsuit in California accuses Apple of defrauding consumers by selling MacBook Pro laptops in 2011 that contained defective graphic cards, causing screen distortions and system failures.”

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