Three Galaxy Note 7 owners have filed a class-action lawsuit against Samsung in New Jersey. The lawsuit comes one week after Samsung officially recalled its Note 7 smartphone and ended production worldwide.
The suit isn’t about physical injury or property damage. Instead it alleges “economic injuries” caused by the recall.
The plaintiffs in this case allege that because of how long it took for Samsung to roll out its first recall, and the initial confusion regarding the exchange policy, they were charged “monthly device charges and monthly plan charges” for an unusable phone that could not be exchanged.
Rich McCune, one of the lawyers in this lawsuit told Motherboard:
“Samsung has agreed to recall and reimburse the cost of the device, but their customers have had to continue to pay on their data and voice plans during the time they had to make their device inoperative until they received their replacement device. That is the loss that the case is focused on.”
We’ve reached out to Samsung for comment and will update when we hear back.