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Samsung Electronics America alleged to have sold TVs with defect that causes overheating

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By Bree Gonzales | Aug 16, 2018

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NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer alleges certain televisions manufactured by Samsung have a defect that causes the device to overheat.

Edward Tobin filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Aug. 6 in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey against Samsung Electronics America Inc. citing the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 24, 2016, he purchased a Samsung LED TV but within several months of purchasing the television, it overheated and developed permanent vertical lines throughout the side of the screen. He alleges certain Samsung LED TVs have a design defect that causes it to overheat, resulting in the burning and permanent lines in the screen.

The plaintiff holds Samsung Electronics America Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly has been aware of the defect since at least 2015 but continues to sell the products to unsuspecting customers.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory, statutory and punitive damages; prejudgment interest on all amounts; attorneys’ fees and expenses and costs of suit. He is represented by Andrew Obergfell of Bursor & Fisher PA in New York.

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey case number 2:18-cv-12473-JLL-SCM

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Bursor & Fisher, P.AU.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey Newark Division

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