Consumers Sue Over BlackBerry Outage

    CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 12:  In this photo illustration, A Research In Motion BlackBerry device is shown on October 12, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. A three-day disruption of service that has previously affected users in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India has now spread to customers in North America. Customers are experiencing patchy email service and receiving no access to browsing or messaging.  (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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    The BlackBerry outage earlier this month is proving to be quite a headache for Research in Motion. Not only are phone users switching to iPhones, some are suing the company. Consumers in the U.S. and Canada have sued for the four-day disruption in email service, filing suit on behalf of all BlackBerry owners in the countries. The suits accuse Research in Motion of breach of contract, negligence, and unjust enrichment. The U.S. suit, filed in California, claims RIM makes $3.4 million per day in service revenue.

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