Apple iPhone Litigation
Court: Northern District of California
Relevant Time Period: September 9, 2014 to the present
Relevant Model iPhones: 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, SE, 7, 7Plus
Attorneys: Laurence D. KingFrederic S. FoxDonald R. HallDavid A. Straite; Matthew P. George; Mario M. Choi; Aaron L. Schwartz

On May 15, 2018, Kaplan Fox and co-counsel Cotchett Pitre were appointed to lead the global class action litigation arising out of Apple’s admission on December 20, 2017 that it included code in various iOS updates designed to slow processor speeds.  Plaintiffs allege that Apple misrepresented the effect of the iOS updates, and further allege that Apple’s purpose was to conceal a battery or battery-integration defect in some portion of the approximately 400 million affected iPhones.  To assist lead counsel, the Court appointed a 23-member Executive Committee, chaired by Mark Dearman of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP.  The consolidated action brings together more than 60 federal class actions, and lead counsel are also tasked with coordinating with litigation brought outside of the United States or in state courts.  The consolidated amended complaint is due on July 2, 2018.  The Court’s order appointing lead counsel can be downloaded here.