Class-ac­tion suit filed over re­called phones


LON­DON, ONT.— A class-ac­tion law­suit has been filed in Canada re­gard­ing Sam­sung Galaxy Note 7 phones, which were re­called last month fol­low­ing re­ports of over­heat­ing bat­ter­ies that pose a fire haz­ard.

The law­suit against both the U.S. and Cana­dian di­vi­sions of Sam­sung was filed in On­tario Su­pe­rior Court by Lon­don, Ont.-based McKen­zie Lake Lawyers, LLP.

The claim al­leges Sam­sung was neg­li­gent be­cause the com­pany knew or should have known that the de­vices could harm con­sumers.

The al­le­ga­tions have not been proven in court.

The law­suit, which was filed on be­half of Cana­dian res­i­dents who bought the Note 7, seeks dam­ages and a dec­la­ra­tion that the de­fen­dants’ ac­tions were false and mis­lead­ing and con­tra­vened the Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion Act and the Com­pe­ti­tion Act.

The South Korean elec­tron­ics gi­ant stopped mak­ing and sell­ing the de­vices and ad­vised own­ers to stop us­ing them last month.

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