Apple’s Powerbeats Headphones

In May 2018, a federal judge granted in part and denied in part Apple’s motion to dismiss a false advertising class-action lawsuit that was originally filed against it in September 2017. The complaint, which was amended in December 2017, alleges that the company falsely markets Powerbeats headphones as “Sweat & Water Resistant” and suited for workouts, rough treatment, and exposure to the elements when, according to the plaintiffs, such claims are not true. Plaintiffs also claim that the company misleadingly represents that Powerbeats 2 headphones have a six-hour rechargeable battery and Powerbeats 3 headphones have a twelve-hour rechargeable battery when, according to the complaint, the batteries have a design defect that causes the battery life to diminish and the batteries stop holding a charge after only days or weeks. To learn more about the dismissed and continuing claims, click here. (Morgan et al v. Apple Inc., Case No. 17-cv-5277, N.D. Cal.)

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