Apple Canada Inc. is suing an electronics recycling company with roots in Barrie for $31 million.
A court case search indicates the suit was filed in Toronto Jan. 29.
The international tech giant is suing GEEP, now Quantum Lifecycle, for selling iPhones instead of recycling them.
A lawyer representing GEEP, which started life as Barrie Metals reclaiming mines, would not comment when contacted by BarrieToday because the case is before the courts.
Instead of taking apart and recycling the components of iPhones, iPads and Apple watches, GEEP is accused of illegally selling more than 100,000 of them.
According to published reports, the electronics recycler responded that three employees, who were executives with the company, actually resold the devices.