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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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posted on 11 Aug 2017, 08:14 6

1. notfair (Posts: 236; Member since: 30 Jan 2017)


f**king gold diggers...

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 08:35 6

2. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3915; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


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

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 09:11 2

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 25744; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


LMAOOOOO! Good one yo.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 09:48

8. black.inco (Posts: 34; Member since: 09 Aug 2017)


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

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 08:40 5

3. Flash (banned) (Posts: 1972; Member since: 19 May 2017)


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

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 11:22 3

16. TechieXP1969 (banned) (Posts: 14967; Member since: 25 Sep 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.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 21:07

24. Settings (Posts: 2422; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


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

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 11:21 1

15. TechieXP1969 (banned) (Posts: 14967; Member since: 25 Sep 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?

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 08:45

4. you_sukk_it (Posts: 140; Member since: 11 Apr 2017)


they should be compensated something.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 11:22

17. TechieXP1969 (banned) (Posts: 14967; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


They were. END OF STORY!

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 12:53 1

19. sissy246 (Posts: 4240; Member since: 04 Mar 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

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 16:24

20. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3915; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


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

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 08:52 1

5. cnour (Posts: 1659; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Sambomb.....

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 09:13 1

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 25744; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


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

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 09:49

9. black.inco (Posts: 34; Member since: 09 Aug 2017)


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

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 09:57 6

10. tedkord (Posts: 14774; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


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

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 10:02 4

11. Ninetysix (Posts: 2736; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


It'll blow the competition away!

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 10:46 1

12. Flash (banned) (Posts: 1972; Member since: 19 May 2017)


Lol +1

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 17:47

21. tedkord (Posts: 14774; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


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

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 10:47

13. Flash (banned) (Posts: 1972; Member since: 19 May 2017)


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

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 11:06 3

14. trojan_horse (Posts: 5405; Member since: 06 May 2016)


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

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 17:48

22. tedkord (Posts: 14774; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


The reviews and sales will say otherwise.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 11:29 1

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 25744; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


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

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 17:50

23. tedkord (Posts: 14774; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


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

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 21:14

25. darkkjedii (Posts: 25744; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


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

posted on 15 Aug 2017, 20:26

26. kevin91202 (Posts: 602; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)


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

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