“Customers who sued Apple over the disappointing performance of their iPhone’s personal assistant, Siri, are out of luck after a federal judge concluded they didn’t show fraud or breach or warranty,” Jeff John Roberts reports for Gigaom.
“In a decision issued Friday in Oakland, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken said Apple’s marketing descriptions of Siri as ‘the coolest feature,’ a ‘breakthrough’ and ‘an intelligent personal assistant’ were just ‘puffery’ and could not be grounds for a lawsuit,” Roberts reports. “The judge’s reference to ‘mere puffery’ has been used by courts for over a century to reject false advertising and breach of contract suits.”
Roberts reports, “The judge concluded the ruling by saying that the customers could not amend their complaint for a fourth time, meaning their only option is to appeal to a higher court.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]