Apple Whacked with Lawsuit Over iCloud Service, MobileMe
Here's something we haven't reported in at least ten minutes: Apple is involved in a new lawsuit.
This time, however, no patent infringement claims are being made. And no fellow tech or mobile giants are named in the suit. In this case, Apple is being sued by Danyelle Comer, who filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
Comer is going after Apple because of massive inconveniences and setbacks born of the tech giant's iCloud service going down when its services are most needed. In addition, the suit blasts Apple for failing to usher in a smooth transition between the paid MobileMe service and what we now know as iCloud.
"Throughout the migration, Apple failed to adequately ensure that features MobileMe users were paying for would be accessible, including access to their e-mail accounts for which customers pay additional fees," Comer says in the complaint. "As a result, numerous MobileMe users suffered damage from the inability to access their individual accounts."
"Unfortunately for many users it doesn't 'just work' and has resulted in a series of headaches due to lack of syncing ability, lack of email functionality and other complications and losses and corruption of data," the document reads. "In fact a number of users have been forced to hire outside technical assistance at significant cost, just to migrate to the iCloud platform or get around it to obtain minimal functionality of emails and other systems."
The damages being sought were unspecified.
Source: Apple Insider