Breaking Bad fans sue Apple for cutting short Season Pass

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An Ohio man has filed a lawsuit against Apple, claiming the company owes him and other Breaking Bad fans $22.99 for not including all 16 episodes in a “Season Pass” to the show’s final season, which was split into two parts.

In a class action suit filed in San Jose, California, Noam Lazebnik says Apple engaged in false advertising by providing only 8 episodes to consumers even though its “Season Pass” page explains that viewers will get “every episode in that season.”

“When a consumer buys a ticket to a football game, he does not have to leave at halftime. When a consumer buys an opera ticket, he does not get kicked out at intermission,” says the claim. It adds that Breaking Bad, which is about a high school chemistry teacher who builds a meth empire, is the most popular show in Apple’s iTunes’ store.

The claim also says Breaking Bad’s creators and actors have consistently described the 16 final episodes as “Season 5.” Apple did not immediately return a request for comment.

The lawsuit claims that viewers are owed either $14.99 or $22.99, which are the iTunes prices for the final eight episodes in standard and high definition.

The case is based on breach of contract and violation of California’s consumer protection laws. You can read it for yourself here:

Apple Breaking Bad Suit




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