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Did Apple’s iPhone manufacturing contractor in China Foxconn torture a 25 year old employee who lost one of sixteen 4G iPhones he was entrusted with causing him to commit suicide by jumping from a 12 story building to his death?

That’s what Apple insider says in this article.

Apple insider links to the translation of a Chinese language newspaper that indicates videotape documenting the incident exists.  Apple has apologized for the incident.

No word yet on whether there will be consequences for Foxconn.


Joel B. Rothman represents clients in intellectual property infringement litigation involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, defamation, trade libel, unfair competition, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and commercial matters. Joel’s litigation practice also includes significant focus on electronic discovery issues such as e-discovery management and motion practice relating to e-discovery.