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No Love for Apple and AT&T in Class Action iPhone Lawsuits

By the time you read this, there will likely be at least one more lawsuit filed against Apple and AT&T over the iPhone. While I believe that all lawyers are good and some are better, it is times like these that make me question some in the legal profession.

When lawyers take on a lawsuit where the plaintiffs are suing because the iPhone will do everything it was promised to do, but won’t allow use on other networks or with third party application software….it just ticks me off!

Good lawyers DO NOT accept meritless lawsuits!

In case you don’t know, the Apple iPhone has been sold to only work on the AT&T network. There were never any other promises in any advertising or on the website. If you visit the Apple iPhone questions and answers web page you will find the following:

Can I “unlock” iPhone and use it with another wireless carrier?
AT&T is the exclusive wireless carrier for iPhone in the United States. If you currently use another wireless carrier, you can choose to transfer your number when you activate your AT&T account.

One of the toughest aspects of my practice is meeting with people who think they have a case and telling them they don’t. Countless times during an initial consultation with a prospective client, I have to tell them honestly that they have little or no chance of coming out ahead in a lawsuit. Most people appreciate our integrity.

Knowing where you stand before signing a retainer agreement or writing a check means that both you and your lawyer have a better chance of reaching a favorable result in your legal matter. This is one of the reasons for success on our clients’ behalf.

If your iPhone won’t fly a kite or will not do anything else it was not intended to do…call someone else. But if you want an honest appraisal of your current legal issue (always at no charge), call me today at 818-461-8500.

Richard Oppenheim
PS Additional helpful information may be found in questions 5 and 6 in our resource document “Eleven Questions to Ask BEFORE Hiring a Business Attorney“. You will find it on our website Home page.