Apple will soon be sending out payments to settle an AppleCare-related lawsuit that accused the company of violating U.S. laws and regulations by providing customers with refurbished replacement devices instead of new devices when AppleCare repairs were required, reports MacRumors.
The article says one of the site’s readers received this notice via email: According to our records, you are eligible to receive a payment of $28.90 in the settlement for the matter entitled Maldonado, et al. v. Apple Inc., et al., Case No. 3:16-CV-04067-WHO.
In October 2021 Apple reached an US$95 million settlement that, pending court approval, will resolve a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit accused the tech giant of violating the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act and other U.S. laws by providing customers with refurbished replacement devices.
Apple denied any wrongdoing in this case, but the court ruled that class members may be entitled to an award of monetary damages. The company’s Replacement Device Lawsuit webpage has been updated noting that “if you purchased AppleCare Protection Plan or AppleCare+ for an iPhone or iPad, either directly or through the iPhone Upgrade Program, on or after July 20, 2012, and received a remanufactured replacement iPhone or iPad, you could be included in a class action lawsuit.
Article provided with permission from AppleWorld.Today