Suit blaming iPhone for student’s death by texting driver is defeated by Apple

Judge agrees with Apple that it has no legal duty to combat distracted driving.

David Kravets – 8/28/2017, 1:31 PM

A California judge is dismissing a lawsuit brought by the family of a 20-year-old Minnesota college student who blames Apple for his 2013 death by an iPhone-wielding texting teen.

The dead boy’s family claims that Apple had a legal duty to help prevent texting while driving and that it could have used patented technology it has developed to prohibit motorists from driving while distracted.

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