Samsung Defective Phone Class Action Won't Go To Arbitration

Law360, Los Angeles (December 5, 2013, 10:29 PM EST) -- A Texas federal court on Thursday refused to send a putative class action alleging Samsung didn’t make customers whole on faulty Galaxy S phones into arbitration, finding that clauses in the customers’ wireless carrier contracts did not include the phones’ maker.

U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater ruled that Samsung could file a supplemental appendix in support of moving the suit to arbitration, but denied the motion on the grounds that the customers suing the company had arbitration agreements with Sprint and Verizon but not with...
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