by Mark Barley
Parents Sue Apple Over Childs' Gaming Bill
Some irresponsible parents are suing Apple over their children's handheld gaming bills, citing that their child did not have their "authorization" to make the purchases.
According to a BBC report the US District Judge Edward Davila has denied Apple's request to dismiss the suit. The suit filed by the group of parents makes note of how easy it is for children to purchase in-game items using their iTunes account, which is linked to a credit card. The suit claims that certain games in the App Store are developed for the sole purpose of luring the gamer to purchase additional content. The games Smurfs Village and Tap Pet Hotel were given as examples.
The lawsuit also claims that Apple does not have adequate customer service in place to contest charges made by a minor or speak with a representative.
Bad parents being bad parents, what else is new?