Samsung Wins Arbitration Bids In Galaxy S4 False Ad Suits

Law360, Los Angeles (January 31, 2014, 9:55 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Thursday ordered Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone buyers to arbitrate two putative class actions alleging Samsung falsely advertised the amount of usable memory in the phone, ruling that the plaintiffs failed to opt out of the arbitration clause in the phone's warranty.

U.S. District Judge George H. Wu ruled Thursday that because the arbitration agreement included in the Galaxy S4's  warranty agreement gave customers 30 days to opt out, without returning the phone or paying any fee, the plaintiffs couldn't argue that...
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