South Korean and U.S. consumers will file a compensation suit against Samsung Electronics for the inconveniences they have experienced amid the massive Galaxy Note 7 recall and the termination of the model.
Seoul-based Harvest Law Office said Wednesday that 57 people have expressed their desire to sue, seeking 300-thousand won, or about 266 U.S. dollars, in damages per person. The suit is expected to be filed with the Seoul Central District Court next Monday.
The plaintiffs complained that they had to visit retail stores several times to purchase Galaxy Note 7s, have their batteries checked, receive replacements and exchange for other models. They added that the suit is to seek compensation for all the time they spent in the recall process, the anxiety they felt over the use of the problematic model and the mental shocks from the loss of trust in the tech giant.
Separately, the Newark Municipal Court in the state of New Jersey said that three Galaxy Note 7 users filed a class action compensation claim against Samsung Electronics America on Sunday, representing consumers in the states of Nevada, Pennsylvania and California.