Shickshinny woman files class action against Samsung stemming from smartphone recall

By Louie Torres | Apr 7, 2017

SCRANTON, Pa. - A Shickshinny consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Samsung Electronics America Inc., citing alleged design defect, insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries, liability, negligence and product liability for issues surrounding its Galaxy Note 7 phone.

Kelly Farmer filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated March 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against Samsung, alleging the consumer electronics manufacturer made a defective mobile phone that caused costs to consumers.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges she and others similarly situated sustained financial damages from the phone replacement process. The suit says Farmer's daughter also had to receive medical treatment because of the defective nature of her phone.

The plaintiff holds Samsung responsible because the defendant allegedly recalled its defective smartphone but failed to provide customers a replacement phone, leaving them with nothing to use while still incurring charges from their cellular carriers.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory damages, court costs and any further relief the court grants. She is represented by D. Aaron Rihn of Robert Peirce & Associates PC in Pittsburgh.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Case number 3:17-cv-00564-MEM

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