In March of this year, a lawsuit was filed against Apple in the District Court of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which went to federal district court this week. Plaintiff Michael Macaluso claims his home was burned down due to an iPad’s electrical and battery systems.
Allstate Insurance paid more than $ 142,000 to renovate Michael Macaluso’s fire-damaged home. Now he has hired a law firm to seek compensation from Apple.
The lawsuit alleges that Macaluso did not modify, misuse, or make any changes to his iPad beyond the expected use that Apple envisioned. Macaluso claims that the fire was due to a tablet ignited.
A similar lawsuit was filed against Apple in 2019 on behalf of Julia Ireland Meo, a New Jersey resident whose father died in an apartment fire allegedly caused by a faulty iPad battery.
The owner of the residential complex in which the fire occurred, through his insurance company, subsequently filed a second lawsuit against Apple, demanding reimbursement of payments. New Jersey iPad claims are pending and pending.