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Note 7 owners file lawsuits against Samsung

Even though South Koreans got the upgrade option, yesterday hundreds of owners filed a joint lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co. for inconvenience experienced after the Note 7 shut down.

According to Harvest Law Office, a total of 527 owners filed the case at the Seoul Central District Court, seeking 500.000 won or around $450 US in compensation each.

The attorney representing the owners, Ko Young – yeel said that the rights of the consumers were infringed when Samsung halted production on the Note 7 and asked them to replace it with other models.

He said during a press conference in front of the court – “The consumers were deprived of their rights to get after-sales service. Samsung should compensate for the mental distress caused bu a situation like this.”

“Customers have been experiencing inconveniences, which caused several visits to the after-sales service centers in person at their own expense and time for battery check-ups and exchanges even though the purchased products are worth 1 million won,” Ko added.

After two months in the store shelves, Samsung recalled all sold Note 7s and permanently halted production.

Ko expects the number of owners that will join the suit will just increase.