Numbers Climbing In Samsung Class-Action Lawsuit

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Consumers angry over South Korean company’s handling of scandal and now demand compensation for the inconvenience

The number of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners demanding compensation for the smartphone’s troubles is starting to rise.

In what may be the first Note 7 related class-action lawsuit filed in South Korea, 527 smartphone buyers are demanding Samsung pay each complainant about 500,000 won (about $440) for time and effort lost when the phones were first recalled and then scrapped amid reports devices were heating up and catching on fire.

“We’re now planning to file a lawsuit every month,” said Ko Young-yeel, an attorney for Seoul-based Harvest Law, which filed the class-action lawsuit with the Seoul Central District Court Monday. The firm took just five days to have the more than 500 Note 7 owners sign up for the class-action lawsuit, he said. Consumers are “very angry.”


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