Samsung to Face Class Action Lawsuit in South Korea Over Galaxy Note 7

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Samsung to Face Class Action Lawsuit in South Korea Over Galaxy Note 7
Highlights
  • An action class lawsuit was earlier filed against Samsung in the US
  • A South Korea citizen has filed the lawsuit now
  • Samsung has officially issued a global recall of Galaxy Note 7

Thirty-eight owners of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in South Korea plan to file a class action lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Company for alleged inconvenience experienced after the discontinuation of the device, a law firm said on Wednesday.

Each person in the suit, which will be filed with the Seoul Central District Court on next Monday, is seeking KRW 300,000 ($266.8) in damages, Harvest Law Office said.

(Also see:  Samsung Faces Potential Class Action in US Over Galaxy Note 7)

The proposed suit alleges that owners of the Galaxy Note 7 were forced to visit stores several times for battery checks or to get replacements, Yonhap news agency reported.

The complaint also states that the consumers experienced anxiety over safety while using the Galaxy Note 7.

(Also see:  Galaxy Note 7 Fiasco Could Increase iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus Sales by 7 Million: Analyst)

Koh Young-il, an attorney at the law firm, said he expects the firm to win the suit, given precedents for faulty products.

Last week, Samsung permanently halted sales and production of the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7, about two months after the device's launch.

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