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Apple Inc. faces transcontinental legal woes over software changes which slowed the performance of certain iPhone models.

According to Bloomberg, the Cupertino-based technology giant faces a preliminary French criminal probe for “programmed obsolescence” and “deceit” after consumer groups accused the company of deliberately shortening the life span of older iPhones.

Back stateside, plaintiffs lawyers have asked the Judicial Panel for Multidistrict Litigation to coordinate at least 30 federal lawsuits targeting the company with a variety of consumer protection, fraud and trespass claims related to the performance woes of older smartphone models.

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Ross Todd

Ross Todd is the Editor/columnist for the Am Law Litigation Daily. He writes about litigation of all sorts. Previously, Ross was the Bureau Chief of The Recorder, ALM's California affiliate. Contact Ross at [email protected] On Twitter: @Ross_Todd.

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