St. Petersburg, January 9 – The Petrogradsky District Court of St. Petersburg refused to recover compensation from Apple Rus LLC, a local resident Anton Lebedev, for the fact that the contactless payment service Apple Pay stopped working on his devices in March 2022, the United Press Service of the City Courts reported.
Apple Rus LLC and Apple Distribution International Limited became defendants in the lawsuit. The plaintiff requested to recover from the defendants joint and several compensation for violation of consumer rights in the amount of 200 thousand rubles, and compensation for non-pecuniary damage in the amount of 100 thousand rubles.
The reason for Lebedev’s claims was the suspension in March 2022 of the Apple Pay contactless payment service on his Apple devices, which he had been buying since 2003. According to the plaintiff, the suspension of the Apple Pay service in Russia violated his rights as a consumer.
The court concluded that Apple Pay is a service that is provided additionally to the user. The court also took into account that the plaintiff did not inform the seller prior to purchase that the devices were necessary for contactless payment via Apple Pay and that the plaintiff’s only purpose was to use the devices instead of a bank card.
“The court refused Lebedev,” the United Press Service of the city courts reported.