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iPod nano scratch lawsuit settlement checks arriving

Engadget reports that settlement checks have begun arriving from the iPod nano class action lawsuit initiated in October 2005. The lawsuit alleged that iPod nano screens “scratch excessively during normal usage, rendering the screen on the nanos unreadable.” The suit was later expanded to include iPod nano users in the UK and Mexico, and in early 2009 Apple agreed to a $22 million settlement. The settlement was to provide remedies of between $15 and $25 for iPod nano owners based on when their device was purchased and whether or not it came with a protective slip case, however Engadget’s report shows an unidentified reader receiving a check for $37.50, possibly due to fewer claimants in the class action lawsuit. [via TUAW].

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I got my check and it was for $37.50.

I usually hate crap like this, but the 1st gen Nano was a flawed product. It was showing terrible scratches after only a few days of light use. Not just cosmetic scratches either, but big annoying marks that showed up even when the screen was on. Really made me upset at the time.

I’ll take my $37.50 and not lose any sleep and hopefully Apple learned a small lesson… although Apple paying out $22 million is probably similar to the kind financial hit I feel when I put a quarter into a gumball machine.

Posted by ort in Toronto on April 8, 2010 at 2:25 PM (CDT)

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