updated 10:35 am EDT, Thu October 2, 2008
Power adapter settlement
The list of eligible claimants in the settlement of a lawsuit against Apple has expanded, according to an administrative firm. Rosenthal & Co. has issued notices in the wake of Gordon v. Apple, which alleged that power adapters shipped with iBooks and PowerBooks could fray and spark, or simply fail to work. Although Apple has denied any fault in the matter, it is said to have agreed to a settlement in order to avoid expenses.
The expanded settlement includes a larger number of computers, the list of which has been published online. People applying for compensation must use a specific claim form, and have paid for a replacement adapter; if the adapter failed within the first year, Apple must have denied an attempt to repair or replace an adapter under warranty.
Potential payouts are said to range between $25 and $79, though the settlement will only be finalized on December 15th at the earliest. Forms must be sent out by February 11th in the case of adapters bought before October 14th, or by May 31st in the case of adapters bought after the 14th.