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Apple Shielded From Crypto Wallet App Lawsuit, Judge Rules

September 7, 2022


Apple Not Liable for Loss After Customer Downloaded Fake Crypto App

Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has ruled that Apple Inc. is not liable in a class action lawsuit where a fraudulent cryptocurrency wallet app was available for download on the company’s app store, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.

Plaintiff Hadona Diep, a crypto investor, accused Apple of hosting a fraudulent mobile application that mimics Toast Plus, a legit XRP wallet app. The fake app had a similar name and logo to its legitimate counterpart. She filed a class action lawsuit against the Tech giant in Maryland federal court in September last year; the case was transferred to the Northern District of California in December.