Simon S. Grille— October 11, 2018 Girard Sharp has filed a consolidated complaint against Apple alleging that Apple manufactured and sold MacBook laptops that have defective “butterfly” keyboards. The complaint asserts that minimal amounts of dust or debris causes keys to stick or no longer register keystrokes, and as a result, a MacBook user cannot type. The plaintiffs allege that Apple has been aware of the defective nature of these keyboards since 2015 but continued to sell the laptops at premium prices and without disclosing the problem to consumers. Girard Sharp, together with partner law firm Chimicles & Tikellis LLP, filed the first lawsuit about the allegedly defective MacBook keyboards in May 2018. Other law firms filed similar lawsuits. The Court consolidated the cases and appointed Girard Sharp to act as interim lead counsel. The consolidated complaint includes ten named plaintiffs from eight different states, all of whom experienced repeated keyboard failures. The consolidated complaint also extends to Apple’s newest MacBook models, which reportedly suffer from the same keyboard defect as earlier models. If you purchased a MacBook in or after 2015, or a MacBook Pro in or after 2016, this class action lawsuit may affect you. To join our mailing list and receive updates about the case, please click here to complete our short online survey. We invite you to contact us at MacKeyboard@girardsharp.com with any questions or comments.