Samsung Wants Overheating Galaxy Phone Suit Tossed

Law360, New York (July 18, 2017, 1:29 PM EDT) -- Samsung Electronics America Inc. urged a Pennsylvania federal judge Monday to toss a proposed class action seeking damages allegedly caused by a Samsung Galaxy S3 phone overheating, calling the suit a "textbook example" of "bare-bones pleading" that does not meet the standard for class claims.

Samsung said Brittany Jones, whose S3 allegedly malfunctioned while charging on a bed and sparked a fire in December, hasn’t sufficiently alleged tortious conduct or stated a breach of warranty claim. If the court doesn’t toss Jones’ claims in their entirety, it should at least dismiss the class allegations because the purported harm caused by the...

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