After Settling an iPhone Throttling Lawsuit in March, the California Judge has now extended the final deadline due to the 'Pandemic'
On March 02, Patently Apple posted a report titled "A California Judge has approved a Major Class-Action settlement on the iPhone Throttling case." Our report noted that "Apple has agreed to pay up to $500 million to settle litigation accusing it of quietly slowing down older iPhones as it launched new models, to induce owners to buy replacement phones or batteries. The preliminary proposed class-action settlement was disclosed on Friday night and requires approval by U.S. District Judge Edward Davila in San Jose, California."
Although some reporting on this made on Friday made it sound like the case was just settled, it was not the case. On Friday US District Judge Edward J Davila simply stated that he now wants to extend the final approval deadline in the case to December due to complications brought on by the 'pandemic.'
Law 360 reported on Friday: "During a hearing held via Zoom's videoconferencing tool, U.S. District Judge Edward J. Davila told the parties he wants to extend the final approval deadlines by a few weeks due to the COVID-19 crisis and he told them to meet and confer about proposing a new date for a final settlement approval hearing that would take place sometime in December."
For more details of this latest move and other finer points of the case, read the full Law 360 report.
Side Note: In January 2020 the "Wuhan Coronavirus" (or abbreviated as "Wuhan Virus") was what the disease was originally branded as worldwide. China was offended by that branding and worked with the World Health Organization (WHO) to have it renamed so as to not point to China in any way. When MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) was first reported on in Saudi Arabia back in 2012, the World Health Organization didn't name it that to purposely offend those in the Middle East but rather to identify where the disease originated from. Therefore we will on occasion use the pandemic's name as the Wuhan Virus on our site when appropriate.