Last November, a detective – presumably hired by Apple – laid hands on Fei Lam, a 17-year-old teenager living in New York, who was secretly selling spare parts to make a white iPhone 4. If the teenager sold spare parts in kit form, he also offered to buy white iPhone ready to use. Subsequently and in terms of the investigation, the latter admitted that he was colluding with a person working at Foxconn (the iPhone assembler in China) in order to import these parts. The American’s business was for the least lucrative since it also admitted having generated a turnover of $ 130,000. Apple today decided to hold the young businessman accountable and decided to take the case to court.
According to a document filed this Wednesday in the New York court of justice, the Cupertino company claims that the profits of the small business are fully seized and that its legal costs are also reimbursed, while requiring it never to start again in such a business.
Let’s remember that these are not counterfeits but ready-made original parts that would not have been used by Foxconn to assemble the white iPhone 4s due to a quality problem.
On the other hand, if Apple could claim to have suffered non-pecuniary damage, it would seem that the case of this teenager can be used as an example
Finally, according to the latest information, it would seem that the Cupertino company is ready to find an amicable agreement but that the amount of money claimed by Apple is close to that requested in the motion for justice.
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(Source: New York Observer )
The motion filed on Wednesday in the New York court of justice: