The Texas Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is involved in a “multistate investigation” into Apple for deceptive consumer practices, according to a document obtained by the Tech Transparency Project, the research arm of watchdog organization Campaign for Accountability.
The information was disclosed to the Tech Transparency Project in response to a public records request back in March and was shared with news outlets yesterday.
First reported by Axios, the document states that the Consumer Protection Division of the OAG is investigating Apple for potential violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, a law which protects consumers against “false, deceptive or misleading” business practices.
Apple is no stranger to consumer lawsuits, having faced actions about intentional throttling of IPhones with aging batteries and concealing the knowledge that the butterfly keyboards on the MacBook were prone to failure.
Apple’s Tim Cook and other technology CEOs are already facing antitrust concerns and will appear before Congress on Monday.
Source: Equities News