Judge Appoints Joe Cotchett and Laurence King as Co-Lead Counsel in the Apple iPhone Battery Throttling Case

May 15, 2018

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.  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 which would force consumers to purchase the newer model iPhones at a higher price.

The case is In Re: Apple Inc. Device Performance Litigation, case number MDL 2827.