Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - California Federal Judge: iMac Warranty Trumps Duty-To-Disclose Claim

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - California Federal Judge: iMac Warranty Trumps Duty-To-Disclose Claim

SAN FRANCISCO - Although a consumer sufficiently alleges that he relied on statements made by Apple Inc. when buying an iMac computer that had a faulty display screen, his claims under California's unfair competition law (UCL) and Consumers Legal Remedies Act (CLRA) fail because he did not adequately allege that his iMac had a defect that Apple had a duty to disclose or that the alleged defect was "contrary to" any actionable representation actually made by Apple, a federal judge held March 14 (Corbin Rasmussen v. Apple Inc., No. 3:13-cv-4923, N.D. Calif.).

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