Note 7 class action lawsuit dismissed, ambulance chasers planning an appeal

Note 7 class action lawsuit dismissed, ambulance chasers planning an appeal

Back until this past April, Samsung was still offering an exchange program for its fiery Note 7 phablet, refunding those who returned their handsets, or offering replacements like the S7 edge plus some extra change. Fair and square, one would think. Needless to say, though, some folks got organized in a class action lawsuit against Samsung, claiming that its refund or replace program was not enough to compensate for the inconvenience of visiting a service center on their own dime and time. 

They were searching for a grand total of 935 million won (US$815,000) in compensation, but the court struck down that path on August 9, ruling in favor Samsung's actions, deeming them sufficient for a mass recall. Samsung had to deal with the return, deactivation or repurposing of 4.3 million Note 7 units, and a tenth of them were sold in the home turf of Korea, where the Harvest Law Office thought they'd found a gold mine, and organized the former owners in a class action lawsuit. 

"We are planning to appeal the court’s decision," reacted a lawyer from the legal shop, though, given the first strike, the court may not budge, or the eventual moral damages awarded could be much smaller. Oh, well, now all eyes are on the Note 8 anyway, it seems, and Samsung has a lot riding on it now.

source: TheInvestor

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Galaxy Note 7
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  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
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  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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26 Comments

1. notfair

Posts: 698; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

f**king gold diggers...

2. g2a5b0e unregistered

But she ain't messin' with no broke, broke

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO! Good one yo.

8. black.inco unregistered

Lol. I was just listening to that song after I left the gym.

3. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Well maybe Samsung shouldn't have rushed a faulty product to the shelves.

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It wasn't rushed. It was released exactly one year after the Note 5 Oh wait, why am I replying to a troll. Won't happen again though.

24. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

It was rushed. Even though it was released a year after N5, development started 3 months prior.

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Exactly. Samsung did what any other company has done when they recall a product. They gave an option. you are entitled to a 100% refund and they offered a replacement where you can choose any Samsung or any phone. Anytime you have a defective product, just like you spent money and time and gas to go buy it, you have to do the same to return it. These people are full of crap. They plan to appeal? Why? The decision will be the same. So question...are these same people gonna file a class action against the court, saying they didn't do enough and they need to be refunded money they spent on lawyers and time and gas?

4. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

they should be compensated something.

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

They were. END OF STORY!

19. sissy246

Posts: 7006; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Ok Say it took a hour out of there day and $10 in gas. So give them $30 for time and $10 for gas=$40

20. g2a5b0e unregistered

Exactly. And they already gave everyone who returned their phones their money back plus a $75 credit. That's more than fair.

5. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Sambomb.....

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Almost time for the big dawg. 8-23-17 approaches.

9. black.inco unregistered

Tough choice for me! I'm thinking of either the Note 8 or the new iPhone.

10. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's not an eclipse later this month, it's the Note 8 putting every other phone in its shadow.

11. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

It'll blow the competition away!

12. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Lol +1

21. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It'll be the best phone available, just like every Samsung flagship since the Note 4.

13. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

You wish. The Pixel 2 will be the better phone.

14. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

You wish. The Note 8 will be the better phone.

22. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The reviews and sales will say otherwise.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Its gonna be a bad ass device. I'm so ready to check it out.

23. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It had better be. I need to unload this S7 Edge, fast.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I plan to keep my S8 Plus. I really love this device. I have no problem with owning both.

26. kevin91202

Posts: 640; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

One of the worst piece of English writing to come out of PA. "Back until this past April..." hahahaha.

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