Attorney James Vlahakis of Atlas Consumer Law, Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs
in a Class Action Lawsuit Against Apple, Inc.
On December 21, 2017, attorney James Vlahakis of Atlas Consumer Law, filed
a nationwide class action lawsuit against Apple, Inc., which alleges that
Apple purposefully engineered and released operating software updates
to iPhones for the purpose of slowing down the performance speeds for
older model phones to induce consumers to purchase newer model iPhones.
The Plaintiffs, Ala Abdulla, Lance A. Raphael, Sam Mangano, Ryan Glaze
and Kirk Pedelty, allege that Apple’s software updates slowed down
their iPhones to such an extent that they had to replace their iPhones
with newer models. When Plaintiffs and others asked Apple for help, Apple
representatives suggested that they upgrade to newer iPhone, rather than
suggesting that they replace their iPhones’ batteries. Reports suggest
that the replacement of older batteries would have allowed Plaintiffs
and other consumers to continue to use their older model phones, even
after the release of more sophisticated and updated software.
Plaintiffs allege that Apple’s failure to inform consumers that
it was purposefully slowing down older iPhones, without suggesting the
option of battery replacement to help speed up phones, were purposeful
acts of deception. If proven, Apples’ actions have violated various
consumer rights statutes, including, Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive
Business Practices Act, the Indiana Deceptive Consumer Sales Act, North
Carolina’s Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act, and virtually
all state UDAP (unfair and deceptive acts and practices) statutes. Since
the suit was filed consumers from various states (including Europe) have
contacted Atlas Consumer Law, claiming been harmed and defrauded by Apple’s conduct.
James C. Vlahakis, of Atlas Consumer Law, a division of Sulaiman Law Group,
Ltd., is acting as lead counsel. Mr. Vlahakis has nearly twenty years
of experience as a litigator. Prior to joining Atlas Consumer Law in the
Fall of 2017, Mr. Vlahakis defended class actions brought by consumers.
Now, as a member of Atlas Consumer Law, Mr. Vlahakis is utilizing his
vast experience to enhance the lives of consumers.
You may reach Atlas Consumer Law by calling (888) 403-0375, visiting the
website at www.atlasconsumerlaw.com. Members of the press may contact
Mr. Vlahakis at (630)581-5456 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.