Samsung reluctant to give more compensations for Note 7

Samsung reluctant to give additional compensations to Note 7 users
It appears that the fiasco surrounding the Samsung Note 7 is far from over. The manufacturer has acquired the services of a law firm called Lee & Ko in response to a class-action lawsuit filed by 2,400 Korean consumers, which demand 500,000 won ($426) per plaintiff for the time and money spent on replacing the faulty devices, as well as for psychological distress that occurred after the accidents.

In addition, the law firm would have to respond to another 5 individual lawsuits by customers who claim to have suffered physical damages including burns and respiratory diseases as a result of the exploding batteries, amounting to a combined number of 42 million won or around $35,800 of compensations.

One of these individuals called Lee, has said that the company refused to take responsibility at first and blamed him, as he was one of the first people to report about the issue:

Samsung, however, seems to feel that enough was done to atone for the mistakes on its behalf. A written opinion submitted by the tech giant to a court reads: 

What the manufacturer offered to affected customers was an online coupon for 100,000 won ($86) and the opportunity to upgrade to the upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship for half the price.

source: The Korea Herald via SamMobile

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