updated 12:50 pm EST, Tue December 27, 2005
Another disgruntled iPod nano owner has filed a over scratches to her the player, according to The Advocate. Apple is apparently attempting to consolidate this and five other similar lawsuits in California, New York and New Jersey. "Emily Mayo of Baton Rouge is taking one of the world's biggest computer makers to court -- over some scratches. Mayo claims the abrasions have snuffed the life from her iPod nano, and is suing Apple Computer in Baton Rouge federal court, alleging its popular petite digital music player's design is knowingly flawed." The class-action lawsuit claims the Nanos scratch excessively with normal usage, rendering their full-color display screens unreadable.
Mayo, who bought her nano right after they hit the shelves, contends in the lawsuit that she and other Louisiana owners "are now forced to purchase products to protect their nanos from excessive scratching."
Apple's lawyer Penelope Preovolos said the company "denies that the iPod nano scratches excessively absent user abuse. The iPod nano is an extraordinarily popular and successful product and is free of defects."
According to the report, Mayo's lawsuit claims Apple violated the Louisiana Products Liability Act, which protects against the sale of defective merchandise. The suit seeks unspecified damages and legal fees.