Google, Huawei Get Nexus Phone Defect Suit Trimmed

By Rachel Graf (March 6, 2018, 3:07 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday trimmed a proposed class action accusing Google LLC and Huawei Device USA Inc. of manufacturing defective Google Nexus 6P smartphones that don't properly start up or maintain their battery life.

U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman tossed certain warranty, fraud, unjust enrichment and state law allegations brought by 15 named plaintiffs against the two phone developers, but denied the companies' bids to strike the class allegations until issues concerning the proposed class are "more fully developed and sharpened." Many of the allegations depend upon the companies' knowledge of the defect, which the consumers haven't demonstrated,...

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