Posted by Chuck on February 24, 2020
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[Checks Sent Out] Nexus 6P Smartphone Class Settlement For Up To $400

[Update 2/24/20: Seems checks are going out now, reader D. received $150 check today.]

Nexus Class Settlement

Nexus Class Settlement Website

The lawsuit at issue concerns Nexus 6P smartphones. Plaintiffs allege that the Nexus 6P has a defect that can cause two different issues: “bootloop” and “battery drain.” “Bootloop” is when a Nexus 6P allegedly begins randomly rebooting, and in some instances fails permanently in an endless bootloop cycle, where the phone constantly reboots without ever advancing to the home screen, and in some instances, may stop booting altogether. “Battery drain” is when a Nexus 6P allegedly has a noticeable decrease in battery life or shuts off suddenly, even when its battery life icon shows that it is charged.

The defendants in the case, Huawei Device USA, Inc. and Google LLC, deny these allegations but have agreed to pay $9.75 million to settle the case.

Who Is Eligible?

You are a class member, and are included in the Settlement, if you are in the United States and purchased a Nexus 6P smartphone, other than for resale, between September 29, 2015 and May 3, 2019.

Excluded from the Settlement Class are (a) Huawei and Google, and their officers, directors, employees, subsidiaries, and affiliates; (b) all judges assigned to this case and any members of their immediate families; and (c) the parties’ counsel in this litigation.

File A Claim Here

How Much Can We Get?

If you experienced one or both of the two alleged issues with the Nexus 6P described above, you are eligible to get more money than if you did not experience any alleged issues. Subject to adjustment depending on how many claims of various kinds are made:

  • People who experienced alleged bootloop and submit documentation of the issue will receive up to $325
  • People who experienced alleged battery drain and submit documentation of the issue will receive up to $150
  • People who experienced alleged issues on multiple Nexus 6Ps and submit documentation of the issues will receive up to $400
  • People who did not experience any alleged bootloop or battery drain issues with their Nexus 6P, or who received a Pixel XL as a replacement, will receive at least $5 and no more than $10
  • People who attest that they experienced alleged battery drain, but who do not submit documentation, will receive at least $10 and no more than $45
  • People who attest that they experienced alleged bootloop, but who do not submit documentation, will receive at least $20 and no more than $75. 

After the claims deadline, the Settlement Fund will be paid out as follows. First, money needed to pay the $5, $10, and $20 minimum payments just described will be set aside and reserved to make those payments. Second, the documented claims of alleged bootloop, battery drain, and multiple experiences of alleged bootloop or battery drain will be paid up to the amounts described above. Third, if any money remains in the fund at that point, claimants who paid insurance deductibles to Assurant in connection with a claim regarding alleged bootloop or battery drain in their Nexus 6P will be reimbursed for those deductibles, except for claimants who did not experience any alleged bootloop or battery drain issues. Fourth, if any money still remains in the fund, it will be distributed pro rata to the claimants in the $5, $10, and $20 groups described above, with those payments being capped at $10, $45, and $75, respectively. Finally, if there is still money left after all of these steps, Class Counsel will notify the Court and propose a reasonable alternative or alternatives for distribution. This is only a summary. For more information on the Plan of Allocation, see the Case Documents tab.

Important Dates

  •  September 29, 2015  to May 3, 2019 – phones manufactured during this timeframe potentially have the defects mentioned
  • September 3, 2019 – last day to submit a claim
  • October 10, 2019 – court will decide whether to approve the settlement
  • January 10, 2020 – payments will be sent out no later than this date

Our Verdict

There’s also a class action suit for Pixel (1st-gen) which we wrote about as well. Pretty easy to fill these out if you’re eligible.

Hat tip to reader David



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SDubbs
SDubbs

This happened to both my wife and me. All of our communication with both LG and Google over this issue was done on the phone so we have no proof that we both suffered from the bootloop. Just awesome.

Anonn
Anonn

I had this bootloop issue with a few Nexus 5x phones, any class action on that?

devyanks90

Some people attempted to file a class action for the Nexus 5x, but the terms of that phone’s use required arbitration so the class was rejected by a judge.

Hiima
Hiima

As a former owner of a nexus 5X with the aforementioned problems with proof, I wish they’d get a settlement.

Peter
Peter

So you buy a defective phone and are entitled to $400, but if Equifax leaks your personal data you get like 2 pennies.

MrObvious
MrObvious

What’s your point?

Trev
Trev

So was there any update to this?

dzry
dzry

Wow.
$5.82
I feel so much better

Ron
Ron

Any lawsuits for the predecessor to this model the Nexus 6 (codenamed Shamu)?
I have the Nexus 6 (Motorola manufactured) which has been anything but trouble for me.

Binny
Binny

I had no-doc battery drain and received $29.11 paypal

CO
CO

I got a whopping $5

JM
JM

$150 in the mail today. Had all the documentation of my chats with google about the battery issue on the 6p, they never offered to replace so feeling good about getting some money out of this.

CM

I had the exact same issue on Google Nexus 5 (those were made by LG) — both the bootloop, as well as premature shutdown. The phone doesn’t even work anymore. Not in class?

I also have the battery drain issue on Nextbit Robin — it abruptly shuts down as early as 65% battery life even during normal ambient temperature; but, hey, at least they don’t artificially limit the performance like Apple does! No luck, either?

SDubbs
SDubbs

That was a different settlement unfortunately. I missed the deadline on that as well.

rubixx
rubixx

Just got my $150 check today as well. Submitted a short 3 sec video with the online claim showing battery going from 30% to 0 and phone shutting down.

MyDearPanda
MyDearPanda

Purchased directly from Google, 2x RMAs for battery issues with chat logs, received $400 paper check today

Stone
Stone

I got a $325 check today and already cashed.

The mang
The mang

Got $400. Submitted documentation of SIX (6) replacement l units over the course of like 4-5 months.

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