Class of MacBook Purchasers Certified in Keyboard Defect Suit

Plaintiffs pursuing claims against Apple over its butterfly keyboards in MacBook laptop computers sold from 2015 to 2019 recently obtained class certification.

The Court reasoned in part that “[n]one of the design differences that Apple points to changed the tight spaces between the keys, nor the low-travel aspect of the design” that Plaintiffs contend account for the widespread failures. The Court also noted that “Plaintiffs point to numerous internal Apple documents and statements of Apple engineers to support their allegation that the low-travel design is fundamentally defective.”

Girard Sharp was appointed co-lead class counsel, along with Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith.

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