A US District Judge has reportedly dismissed a class action lawsuit filed against Apple in May last year, which accused Cupertino of purposefully selling MacBooks with faulty logic boards.
Judge William Alsup in San Francisco, on Thursday, ruled in favor of Apple saying plaintiffs, Uriel Marcus and Benedict Verceles, failed to show that Apple made “affirmative misrepresentations.”
The suit claimed that the Cupertino violated consumer protection laws in California and Texas with its alleged sale of MacBooks with defective logic boards after May 20, 2010. It also contended that Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook was aware of the whole issue, but did nothing about it.
The suit cited numerous online Apple Store reviews and complaints posted by customers as well as marketing statements made by Apple in its promotional campaigns regarding MacBooks.
The judge said the evidence provided didn’t sufficiently show which of Apple’s statements about its product misled them into buying a product that was faulty.
“Plaintiffs have failed to allege that Apple’s logic boards were unfit for their ordinary purposes or lacked a minimal level of quality,” Alsup wrote.
“Both plaintiffs were able to adequately use their computers for approximately 18 months and two years, respectively.”
The plaintiffs have until Jan. 22 to file an amended version of the lawsuit.
Neither Apple nor Omar Rosales, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, immediately respond to requests for comment.