An Apple user from New Jersey is prosecuting Apple Inc. with allegations of violating the state of New Jersey’s consumer protection laws. This suit claims that signing the terms of agreement, required to receive an Apple Id are a violation of New Jersey laws. New Jersey has established laws to protect consumers against waiving all liability rights when purchasing products or services from a company.The suit Alleges that the terms and conditions customers must agree with in order to take advantage of the majority of Apple services through an Apple ID, violates consumer rights under the TRUTH-IN-CONSUMER CONTRACT, WARRANTY AND NOTICE ACT
Signing up for an Apple ID is mandatory for anyone who wants to access all of Apple Inc products including purchasing any Apple applications, software or using most features on any Apple products. In order to gain access to the various Apple hardware or software features, a consumer must sign up for the Apple ID. Without an Apple id, it virtually impossible to utilize the majority of Apple products, thus forcing the consumer to sign up for one and agreeing to the terms and conditions Apple sets forth. The plaintiff claims that these terms and conditions mentioned in the agreement include requirements that grant Apple absolute amnesty from certain responsibilities as well as require customers to waive rights against Apple for any liability for using any of their products. According to lawsuit, the requirements in the Apple ID terms and conditions deceives customers, making them believe that Apple is able to enforce the agreement, even though it violates New Jersey’s consumer protection laws. Preventing this particular type of deception is one of the reasons the TRUTH-IN-CONSUMER CONTRACT, WARRANTY AND NOTICE ACT was established in the state of New Jersey .The TCCWNA does not allow businesses from luring a customer into a business agreement that includes any requirement that would violate section 56:12-16 that clearly specifies that a New Jersey resident does not have to agree to a waiver of rights null and void.
The class action lawsuit states that it clearly states in the TCCWNA, the Apple ID terms and conditions violate a number of consumer protections, provided by the New Jersey law. If the lawsuit is certified, this proposed class action lawsuit would represent all New Jersey residents who have agreed to Apple’s terms and conditions in order to sign up for an Apple ID. The plaintiff is seeking the minimum financial compensation of at least $100 set forth in the TCCWNA for himself and every Class Member, plus costs of litigation and attorneys’ fees. If you feel that your rights have been violated and want to be included in this class action lawsuit, please Contact Us and provide any details along with contact information. If you prefer to leave a voicemail you can call 1.858.236.9020. GetClassActionMoney.com can then forward these requests to our network of attorneys that may contact you if a Class Action Lawsuit is to be pursued. In addition make sure you Subscribe to our mailing list to receive important updates regarding class action news and open cases.