Court will hear class certification motion against Apple for false advertising claim

March 8, 2017 – Federal district court judge Jon S. Tigar today ordered Apple, Inc., to respond to the motion against it, first made in August of last year, seeking to certify a class of iDevice users who overpaid for Apple products as a result of Apple’s allegedly false and deceptive assurances to consumers of security and privacy in the personal data they stored on those devices.  The case against Apple arose in the context of widespread data harvesting from iDevices by several technology companies developing apps for Apple devices like the iPhone and iPad.  (The parties in that case recently announced a settlement of those claims.  A motion to approve that settlement and to begin the process of notice to the class is expected shortly.)  Tens of millions of Apple consumers are potentially covered by the proposed class.  Judge Tigar has set a hearing on the matter for May 31st at 9:30 a.m.  The firm serves as co-lead counsel in the case.  For more information about the case, click here.