NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Samsung Electronics America Inc. and other parties, alleging that Samsung's high-tech televisions contain hidden devices that record consumers' private communications.
Joshua Siegel filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on March 10, in the
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
against the defendants, including Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., alleging that they routinely record private conversation of consumers through devices inside their smart TVs.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he suffered damages from having his privacy invaded due to the hidden recording devices. The plaintiff holds Samsung responsible because the defendants allegedly transmit the private conversations of their consumers to third parties.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks permanent injunction and to enjoin the defendant. He also wants disgorgement of profits, restitution, actual damages, punitive damages, all legal fees, interest and any other relief the court deems just. He is represented by Michael Berman of Berman Class Law in Long Beach, N.Y.
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey Case number 2:17-cv-01687-SDW-LDW