Owners Of MacBook Pros With Faulty Butterfly Keyboards Receive Emails About $50 Million Settlement
Owners of MacBook Pro notebooks with faulty butterfly keyboards are beginning to receive emails about a settled class-action lawsuit in which Apple agreed to pay $50 million.
The lawsuit was the result of an issue that caused MacBook Pro keyboards to repeatedly fail, with Apple ultimately replacing the design to fix the issue long-term.
Now, anyone who owned a MacBook Pro and had at least two topcase replacements within four years should receive an automatic payment as well as an email about the settlement. Those who had a single replacement will need to complete a form.
You are receiving this email because you previously reached out to our firm regarding your MacBook laptop. On November 28, 2022, the Court granted preliminary approval of $50 million nationwide settlement that would benefit MacBook purchasers who had their “Butterfly” keyboard repaired. You can find more information about the settlement, eligibility, the approval process, and your options at www.KeyboardSettlement.com.
Claims to be accepted into the class-action will need to be made through March 6, 2023 with a final approval hearing set to happen on March 16 of that year.
The lawsuit dates all the way back to 2018 when Apple customers sued the company, alleging that it kept a design flaw secret in order to continue selling Mac notebooks.
Apple did launch a keyboard repair program, covering affected machines for up to four years. However, the replacement keyboards were identical to the ones that failed, meaning the issue was highly likely to keep happening.