Published on February 24th, 2020 | by Chuck27
[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
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.
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.
- 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
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