Nest's Energy-Saving Thermostat Jacks Up Bills, Suit Says

Law360, Los Angeles (March 25, 2014, 10:34 PM ET) -- Google Inc. unit Nest Labs Inc.’s premiere product — a sleek, light-up thermostat that can be controlled with smartphones and other gadgets — looks pretty but fails to actually control temperature, according to a putative class action filed Tuesday in California federal court.

Plaintiff Justin Darisse alleges that the thermostat, which cost $250, doesn’t accurately read the temperature in a room because the screen on its face heats up, throwing off its measurements and signaling it to turn the air conditioning higher, according to the suit....
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