Another day, another lawsuit. California resident Donald LeBuhn has filed a class action lawsuit in L.A. County against Apple, claiming the company knows about a design flaw in the iPhone 4 and refuses to warn consumers that “normal” use leads essentially to a broken phone, reports “LA Weekly” (http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2011/01/iphone_4_class_action.php).
According to his lawsuit, first reported by the Courthouse News Service (http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/01/26/New_Complaints.htm#33628), LeBuhn bought an iPhone that broke when his daughter accidentally dropped it approximately three feet to the ground while sending a text message. LeBuh previously owned a 3GS version of the iPhone and claims the glass didn’t break when accidentally dropped from similar heights.
LeBuhn wants Apple to refund the purchase price of the iPhone 4 to all similarly situated class members. He also wants the company to reimburse customers for any repair fees they’ve paid, and to further compensate customers for their “overpayment” in purchasing a defective product.