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Apple Zapped With Lawsuits

Apple Zapped With LawsuitsThey may get knocked down and get up again, but Apple keeps getting hit in the courts recently. Yesterday brought the fourth lawsuit filed against the company inMarch alone, seriously denting its good guy image.   This one focuses on Apple’s claims regarding the 20” monitors for its iMac computer. Filed as a class-action suit by the lawcompany Kabateck Brown Kellner LLP, it claims that Apple deliberately hid the fact that the monitors are inferior to those of the 24” monitor and alsoto previous generations. Apple has reportedly claimed the monitors can display millions of colors, but, the law firm states, can in fact only display 262,144 colors, according to Information Week.   In a statement, lawyer Brian Kabateck said,   "Apple is duping its customers into thinking they’re buying ‘new and improved’when in fact they’re getting stuck with ‘new and inferior. Beneath Apple’s ‘good guy’ image is a corporation that takes advantage of its customers. Our goal is to help those customers who weredeceived and make sure Apple tells the truth in the future."   There was no comment from Apple.   Earlier in March Apple was hit by a patent-infringement suit from Klausner Technologyregarding the selective retrieval of voice messages on the iPhone, another from Mirror Worlds relating to desktop organization and search software, and finally another patent infringement suit fromZapMedia Services that referred to the iPod and iTunes store.  

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