Judge dismisses class action lawsuit iMac screen defect lawsuit

Apple Online Store“A federal judge in New York has dismissed a class action lawsuit against Apple, reports say. The case originated in complaints about [now-discontinued] iMac [G5 model(s)], saying that the computer would begin displaying vertical lines after the warranty period had expired,” macNN reports. “Apple was alleged to be aware of manufacturing defects, while doing nothing to caution the public.”

MacNN reports, “The dismissal is based on the nature of the allegations, which the judge has ruled to be too broad to be examined. The case could however persist on the basis of its common-law claim, so long as plaintiff lawyers amend it to reduce scope. An altered suit would likely carry lower penalties for Apple.”

Full article, with links, here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]


  1. My late 2006 17 inch iMac 2Ghz Core 2 Duo began displaying Vertical on October 12th. About 3 weeks after my AppleCare Extension coverage expired.

    It’s like this problem was meant to happen when Warranty runs out.

    I called AppleCare and they accepted my iMac for a free repair ( No Questions Asked). Though I did have to return to the Applestore multiple times as they forgot to connect Airport, then the iSight, And lastly bluetooth wasn’t working. 3 Trips..!!!!

    But I’m happy now.

    Any of you who have an early or Late 2006 iMac with this problem, CALL APPLE…!!!!! They will fix you display for free.

  2. See, I told them that they should sue in Marshall, Texas. And there should be some sort of screwball patent issue added too.

    Yea, that should do it.

    Just a thought.
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  3. Yup, ElderNorm, you’re right. Texas is the favoured habitat of the “Long Neck Patent Troll.” We can only pray for a quick extinction before his venomous species invades the rest of the country.

    Kudos to the NY judge for having cojones that Texas lacks.

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