LG settles lawsuit over smartphone bootlooping as users get $425 cash or $700 rebate
February 5, 20181K views0 comments
LG recently settled a lawsuit launched by smartphone users who were plagued by bootlooping issues. Those affected who joined the lawsuit are expected to file a “Proof of Claim” survey by February 12 to get the full rebate or cash amount.
However, the survey and the settlement page has since been taken down but they can still fill out the survey if the deadline passes, though they will only get either $100 in cash or up to a $200 rebate.
Bootlooping is when a phone is stuck in a loop of reboots that prevent owners from actually using their devices. The issue is not exclusive to LG smartphones, though it affected the likes of the G4, V10, V20, Nexus 5X, and G5.
Because such a side swath of smartphones were plagued by bootlooping, owners filed a class-action lawsuit against LG. Law firm Girard Gibbs has just reached a settlement with the company—one that hopes to net members some financial restitution.
According to Girard Gibbs, which handled the lawsuit on behalf of the members, the first option is a $700 rebate toward the purchase of a new LG smartphone. That is almost the cost of a new V30, which has seemingly remained immune to bootlooping.
The second option is $425 in cash, which will likely be the more popular option. People can get the rebate, pick up the V30, and try to sell it, which will likely net them more money. However, that seems like a hassle, particularly when these folks can get $425 and not do a thing.
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