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Apple sues Ontario electronics recycling firm, claiming it stole nearly 100,000 products for resale

Apple store sign in Toronto’s Yorkdale Mall. Lester Balajadia/Shutterstock
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Apple is suing electronics recycling firm GEEP Canada for allegedly stealing and reselling nearly 100,000 iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches it was supposed to destroy. 

The tech giant claims that the resales damaged demand for new Apple products, created safety issues for consumers and hurt its brand by keeping products intended to be destroyed on the market. Barrie, Ont.-based GEEP has denied all wrongdoing and filed a third-party suit claiming that three of its employees engaged in the theft without its knowledge.

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