Lawyers Go After iPhone 4

"If you recently purchased the new iPhone and have experienced poor reception quality, dropped calls and weak signals, we would like to hear from you."

That is the text from an advertisement placed by a Sacramento-based law firm that is attempting to put together a class action lawsuit against Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL  ) . According to the report in Fortune, this is the same personal injury law firm that also sued Facebook (and game designer Zynga) because users received unauthorized charges for games Farmville and Mafia Wars.

The firm's beef with Apple is simply as stated in the quote above: The iPhone 4 can apparently drop calls when held in a certain way. Apple is reportedly aware of the problem and is working on a solution.

I'm all for consumer advocacy, but, really? I mean, really? Is it justifiable to sue over dropped calls? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below.

Claire Stephanic does not own any of the companies mentioned. Apple is a Stock Advisor recommendation. You can read The Motley Fool's disclosure policy here.


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  • Report this Comment On June 29, 2010, at 3:59 PM, XMFTom7 wrote:

    21st Century hi-tech ambulance chasing... :)

  • Report this Comment On June 29, 2010, at 3:59 PM, lution wrote:

    Only one that will get anything tangible from the lawsuit is the lawyers.

  • Report this Comment On June 29, 2010, at 4:14 PM, Lambpants wrote:

    It's the American way, you know, to sue anything that moves. An article in and of itself, to be sure, but it begs reminding of Shakespeare's famous quote about lawyers...you can find it in Henry VI. All in all, things have not changed since then.

  • Report this Comment On June 29, 2010, at 4:26 PM, applebull wrote:

    A Lawsuit is absolutley ludricous. My IPhone 4 and my Wife's 3GS work great. My Daughter has a Blackberry "Bold" on AT&T as well. The only calls droppped the past 5 days were by the Blackberry! Broadband traffic is very high, and the coverage can be spotty. That's the reason for dropped callls. You might find out how many people complaning were stationary or moving around. The IPhone 4 is absolutely superb!

  • Report this Comment On June 29, 2010, at 4:45 PM, jdwk wrote:

    I hate Apple just as much as anyone, but I used my friend's iPhone 4 where reception is bad enough he bought a $150 microcell. And although the microcell was still in its box, I couldn't get it to drop a call no matter how I held it. These lawyers are disgusting examples of humanity.

  • Report this Comment On June 29, 2010, at 5:47 PM, rgardner101 wrote:

    Bottom feeders

  • Report this Comment On June 29, 2010, at 5:53 PM, militauro wrote:

    Agree with @jdwk, lawyers are a pretty disgusting piece of humanity.

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2010, at 1:51 AM, NiknahShorts wrote:

    If these guys win, microsoft will owe the world lots. All the times that windows mobile has crashed and stopped working!

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2010, at 5:17 AM, BertC2 wrote:

    Besides suing, two choices iPhone 4 buyers can do:

    1. Return it, it has 14 day money back guarantee

    2. Ebay it, selling price ranges from $650 to $1200 on 16GB iPhone 4. You make $125 profit after $325 early termination fee or just use your old iPhone if upgrading and make even more.

  • Report this Comment On October 14, 2013, at 10:54 AM, sherpasean wrote:

    ...And if you need a Grand Rapids, MN personal injury lawyer then check these guys out. They are the best around! www.trentilaw.com

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