Judge Appoints Joe Cotchett and Laurence King as Co-Lead Counsel in the Apple Device Battery Throttling Case
U.S. District Judge Edward Davila has appointed Joseph Cotchett of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy and Laurence King of Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer as co-lead plaintiffs counsel in the MDL regarding Apple’s slowing down old iPhones and iPads. Mark Dearman of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd will be heading the 23-member plaintiffs executive committee. Judge Davila has also pre-approved a steering committee consisting of 14 law firms. On December 20, 2017, news broke that Apple had tricked millions of people into downloading software designed to slow down the performance of older iPhones and iPads which would force consumers to purchase the newer model iPhones at a higher price.
The relevant model devices are: iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus, the Fourth Generation iPad, iPad Mini, iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, Update to Fourth Generation iPad, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, 9.7-Inch iPad Pro, Fifth Generation iPad, iPad Pro 10.5-inch and 12.9 inch models, and Sixth Generation iPad.
The relevant time period is: September 21, 2012 to the present
The case is In Re: Apple Inc. Device Performance Litigation, case number MDL 2827.