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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.
Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Maureen Folan, however, took Apple’s side.
She agreeed with Cupertino’s position that Apple didn’t cause the crash that killed David Riggs while he was riding his scooter. What’s more, the court agreed with Apple’s contention that it does not have a legal obligation to help prevent distracted driving.
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