In September 2014, a state appellate judge revived a false advertising class-action lawsuit against Apple for its allegedly false advertising of the iPhone 3G. The complaint, which was originally filed in 2010, alleges, among other things, that Apple falsely advertised the iPhone 3G as “twice as fast” as the iPhone 2G when, in reality, flaws in the iPhone 3G’s hardware and software prevented it from performing as advertised. A trial court judge dismissed the lawsuit in 2013 finding that the speed of the iPhone was caused by AT&T’s network and not the iPhone itself. The appellate court found that resolving the dispute without AT&T as a party to the lawsuit would not harm AT&T’s ability to defend itself in other lawsuits and that there was no substantial risk of multiple or inconsistent obligations. (Van Zant et al v. Apple, Inc., Case No. HO39354, Court of Appeal of the State of California, Sixth Appellate District).

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