Companies like Apple generate additional profit by offering customers, and charging them for, protection plans and extended warranties like AppleCare and AppleCare+. However, when they charge customers for this protection plan for a full month during which the customers do not even have the product in their possession yet, the company may be violating consumer protection laws. If the customer cannot possibly benefit of the service – through no fault of their own, such as when the product has not been delivered yet – then a company should not be charging them for that service.
The attorneys of Finkelstein, Blankinship, Frei-Pearson & Garber, LLP have successfully brought lawsuits on behalf of consumers who have been taken advantage of by major companies. If you or someone you know purchased an Apple product and an AppleCare plan, did not receive the product for a full month after you purchased it, but were still charged for the AppleCare plan for that month, please contact us today to discuss your legal options.