31 Mar Apple MacBook Butterfly Keyboard – National Class Action
Date of Initial Application: March 31, 2021
LEX GROUP Inc. has launched a national class action against Apple Canada Inc. and Apple, Inc. (collectively “Apple”), on behalf of all persons in Canada who purchase or own a MacBook Laptop equipped with the Butterfly Keyboard (hereinafter the “MacBook Laptops”) including but not limited to following models:
- Early 2015 MacBook
- Early 2016 MacBook
- 2016 MacBook Pros
- 2017 MacBook and MacBook Pros
- 2018 MacBook Pros and MacBook Air
- 2019 MacBook Pros and MacBook Air
The class action alleges that the MacBook Laptops were affected by a design/manufacturing defect which permits minute amounts of dust and debris to accumulate under or around the keys, and ultimately causing the keys to stick, the keyboard to fail to register properly and/or the keyboard to register three or more times the keystrokes required by the user.
It is further alleged that Apple failed to properly repair and/or replace the defective keyboard and/or to reimburse owners for out-of-pocket repair costs incurred in an attempt to solve said issue, including the cost to replace the MacBook Laptop’s keyboard or the entire computer.
Accordingly, if you reside in Canada and have purchase and/or own or owned one of the above-listed MacBook Laptops, you may be part of the proposed Canadian Class defined by the class action initiated by our office. Should you be defined as a member of the class, you may be entitled to compensation should the Court authorize the class action and ultimately grant the class action on the merits, or should a settlement be reached (and approved by the Court).
If you wish to be kept informed and/or receive notification of major judgments rendered or notices in this case, please complete the form below. Please note that providing your information in the form below creates no financial obligation for you and it does not create a lawyer/client relationship between yourself and Lex Group Inc. (or any of its attorneys). You will not be charged any fees or costs for signing up to this class action since our firm is only paid on a contingency basis from the potential compensation recovered in this file, if the class action is successful by way of final judgment or settlement approved by the Court.
Please be advised that the group definition of the people to be included in this class action may be changed or modified in the future by Court decision or by way of amendment filed by our firm. We will not inform you or other members of the public if and when the group definition is changed. It is therefore your sole responsibility to ensure that your own personal rights and recourses are being protected at all times during the course of these proceedings. You may therefore wish to seek independent legal counsel in order to determine whether it would be in your best interest to pursue independent litigation in this matter (or any other matter), and to determine if you can potentially be included in this case if a final judgment is rendered or if a settlement is reached and approved by the Court.
By signing up to this class action, you are merely asking our firm to include you in our list of potential members in this class action but our firm is not agreeing to represent your personal interests. If a final judgment is rendered in this case, or if a settlement is reached (and approved by the Court), an e-mail may be sent to you and the relevant information may be posted on this website. The Court will determine the manner and extent of any future notifications to class members.
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