An Ohio man, Noam Lazebnik, has filed a class action lawsuit against Apple for failing to provide iTunes users who purchased a "Season Pass" for Breaking Bad with the full season of 16 episodes, reports GigaOM.

Season 5 of the show was split into two eight-episode sections that aired in July of 2012 and August of 2013 and iTunes customers were asked to pay $14.99 to $22.99 (Standard and High Definition) for each half of the season. Lazebnik has levied a charge of false advertising against Apple for not providing consumers who purchased the first eight episodes with the second half of the season.

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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. When a consumer buys a "Season Pass" to a full season of a television show on iTunes, that consumer should get access to the whole season.

While Apple is charging $34.99 for a 16-episode run of a similar show, Suits, other television providers like Amazon and Microsoft have also split the two sections of Breaking Bad into two purchases given the year-long gap between airings.

Breaking Bad can currently be purchased on the iTunes Store, and tops both the "Top TV Episodes" and "Top TV Seasons" on the store’s charts.


Top Rated Comments

Giuly Avatar
114 months ago
Yeah b...., lawsuit!
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nyy8 Avatar
114 months ago
People still pay for TV shows :eek:
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dr McKay Avatar
114 months ago
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cfischer83 Avatar
114 months ago
I agree. I bought "season 5" of breaking bad last year knowing that there would be 8 more episodes, only to find that it's been split into "season 5" and "the final season".... Even though season 5 IS the final season. There was no disclaimer anywhere that I was only buying half a season (I checked thoroughly).
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Andy-V Avatar
114 months ago
You've got to admit, it's not clear. Bit this is on AMC not iTunes.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cmChimera Avatar
114 months ago
This is AMC's fault and not Apple's, but I do agree that it was wrong of AMC to do this.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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