Lynch v. Motorola Class Action Settlement

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            If you purchased a Motorola phone or smart watch and submitted it for warranty service, a class action lawsuit may affect your rights and you may be entitled to a cash payment or other benefits.

A lawsuit is pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (“the Court”) against Motorola Mobility LLC d/b/a Motorola and Lenovo (United States) Inc. (together, “Motorola”).  The plaintiffs in the lawsuit claim that Motorola has failed to provide warranty service consistent with its warranty obligations and, in so doing, are liable for breach of warranty, unjust enrichment, and violation of the state consumer protection laws of Arizona, Florida, Georgia, and Texas. The parties in the lawsuit have reached a proposed settlement that may affect your rights (“Settlement”). 

Motorola denies plaintiffs’ allegations of wrongdoing and liability, and has denied the material allegations and asserted numerous defenses.  The Settlement does not mean that Motorola broke any laws and/or did anything wrong, and the Court has not decided which side was right.

 - The Court has conditionally certified two classes (the “Settlement Classes”) of similarly situated Motorola customers. You are included in the Settlement as a Class Member if you fit one or both of the descriptions below: 

Injunctive Relief Class

All persons in the United States who purchased a Motorola cell phone or smart watch (“device” or collectively, “devices”) between November 1, 2012, and August 14, 2017, and who have submitted, or within the remaining warranty period submit, the device for warranty repairs that qualified as a valid warranty claim under Motorola’s corresponding device warranty.

Damages Class

All persons in the United States who purchased a Motorola cell phone or smart watch (“device” or collectively, “devices”), submitted the device for warranty repairs that qualified as a valid warranty claim under Motorola’s corresponding device warranty between November 1, 2012, until August 14, 2017, and meet at least one of the following criteria:

 - Just because you are a member of the Settlement Classes does not mean that you will receive monetary compensation.  In order to receive monetary compensation, you must be a member of the Damages Class, have one of the claims listed in the response to Frequently Asked Question 6, and submit a claim for compensation.  You will be entitled to non-monetary compensation regardless of whether you submit a claim.

 - Your legal rights are affected whether you act or not.

Your Options in this Settlement

Deadlines

Submit a Claim for Compensation

To receive monetary compensation under the Settlement, you must be a member of the Damages Class and submit a claim.  Any compensation owed to you will only be paid if the Court approves the Settlement.

Deadline to Submit a Claim: December 6, 2017

Do Nothing

You will be bound by the Settlement, but will not receive monetary compensation and you will forfeit any rights you might have to monetary compensation under the Settlement.  In order to receive monetary compensation, you must be a member of the Damages Class and submit a claim. You will still be entitled to the non-monetary benefits of the Settlement if you are a member of the Injunctive Relief Class.

Deadline to Submit a Claim: December 6, 2017

Exclude Yourself From the Monetary Portion of the Settlement

Receive no monetary benefits from the Settlement.  This is the only option that allows you to be part of any other lawsuit against Motorola for monetary compensation in connection with the legal claims resolved by this Settlement.  You cannot exclude yourself from the Injunctive Relief Class.

Deadline to Submit Your Request to be Excluded from the Settlement: December 6, 2017

Object to the Settlement Terms

If you are a member of the Settlement Classes, you may object to the Settlement (except the monetary relief portion if you exclude yourself).  If you object, you will still be bound by the Settlement and, if you are a member of the Damages Class and file a claim, you will receive compensation owed to you.  

Deadline to Submit Your Objection the Settlement: December 6, 2017

Attend the Fairness Hearing

You and your attorney may attend and ask to speak at the Court’s Fairness Hearing

Fairness Hearing Date:         December 21, 2017