Apple is the subject of yet another class-action lawsuit, this time filed on behalf of both consumers and resellers of the company’s products. The suit, filed this week in California Superior Court in San Francisco, accuses Apple of failing to completely honor service contracts and warranties and failing to properly license service centers. The suit also alleges that Apple stole trade secrets from its own resellers and sold used computer equipment as new.
The list of charges against Apple includes unlawful business practices, misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of contract. Apple is also charged with violating the Consumers Legal Remedies Act and the Song Beverly Act. As a class action suit, the filing seeks to include anyone in the U.S. who’s bought Apple’s products or repair services since 1995, excluding Apple employees or people named in the lawsuit.
The legal team behind the class action suit include lawyers who are also representing former Apple resellers who are suing the company in separate actions,
according to Forbes. A reseller in one of those actions claims that Apple undercut their businesses by selling products to its own chain of retail stores at a net loss.