Apple’s Siri

May 2016: The Ninth Circuit denied plaintiffs’ petitions for rehearing.

April 2016: Plaintiffs filed a Petition for Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc (i.e., a rehearing by all of the judges of the Ninth Circuit, rather than the selected three-judge panel).

February 2016: The Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision to dismiss the action. (In re: iPhone 4S Consumer Litigation, Case No. 14-15487, 9th Cir.)

February 2014: A federal judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit against Apple, Inc. The complaint, which was originally filed in 2012, alleges that the company’s advertisements portray Siri performing basic tasks – such as making appointments, finding restaurants, crafting text messages, and searching information –when, in reality, Siri is unable to perform these tasks “on a consistent basis.” The judge dismissed the complaint because, among other things, plaintiffs did not identify specific false or misleading statements made by Apple to promote Siri. The judge dismissed the complaint with prejudice, meaning plaintiffs cannot refile their lawsuit at a later date. (In Re iPhone 4S Consumer Litigation, Case No. 12-cv-01127, N. D. CA.).

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