Lawsuit Over Palm Pre Backups Seeks Class Action Status

A lawsuit (PDF) filed in California is seeking class action status for Palm Pre customers who have lost their contacts, calendars and other data as a result of Palm’s backup system. The lawsuit names both Palm and Sprint.

Jason Standiford, a customer cited in the lawsuit, exchanged his Pre under warranty. The customer claims his data was deleted by a Sprint store clerk. The crux of the suit is that Palm’s Pre phone makes it difficult to back up the information on a home computer. Palm apparently contacted Standiford weeks later having recovered some of his information.

via Kansas City Star