Welcome to the Home Page of the In re Apple In-App Purchase
Litigation Settlement website
Case No. 5:11-CV-01758-EJD
The deadline for filing claims in this settlement has passed. All claims had to be submitted on or before January 13, 2014 in order to be considered for eligibility.
The purpose of this website is to inform you about a settlement in a consolidated
class action lawsuit against Apple Inc. (“Apple”) regarding in-app purchases of
game currency in certain Qualified Apps charged by minors to an iTunes account
without the account holder’s knowledge or permission. Qualified Apps consist of
all apps from the App Store in the games category with an age rating of 4+, 9+,
or 12+ that offer in-app purchases of consumable game currency. For a searchable
list of Qualified Apps, please click here. If the settlement is court-approved,
your rights may be affected.
To be eligible for an iTunes Store Credit, or in some cases, a cash refund, you
must: (a) have paid for Qualified Game Currency Charges that a minor charged to
your iTunes account without your knowledge or permission; (b) not have knowingly
entered your iTunes password to authorize any such purchases or given your
password to the minor to make any such purchases; and (c) not have received a
refund from Apple for those charges.
If you are eligible for settlement benefits, you may choose between (a) a
single $5 iTunes Store credit or (b) a credit equal to the total amount of Game
Currency that a minor charged to your iTunes account without your knowledge or
permission within a single forty-five (45) day period, less any refund you
previously received. A cash refund in lieu of an iTunes Store credit is
available if (a) you no longer have an active iTunes account, or (b) your claims
exceed $30 in total. Additional requirements for claiming charges after the
forty-five (45) day period apply.
The deadline to submit a claim is January 13, 2014. For more information about
the settlement, please click here. For more information about Apple's parental controls, please click here.