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Lenovo (United States) Inc. Settlement

Lenovo has settled a class action lawsuit over a display defect in certain laptop models. Eligible consumers can claim various benefits, including a free repair or a cash payment.

Lenovo (United States) Inc. Settlement
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Settlement Terms

  • Status:
    Closed
  • Award:
    Free repair or up to $100
  • Is Proof Required?
    Yes
  • Claim Deadline:
    January 3, 2024
    Not Set
  • Days Left to File Claim:
    0
  • Settlement Amount:
  • Final Approval:
    February 14, 2024
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Lenovo, a leading multinational technology company, has reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit, Gisairo v. Lenovo, alleged that the company misled consumers regarding a display defect in certain Lenovo laptop models, causing consumers to make purchasing decisions they would not have made otherwise. The settlement offers various benefits to eligible class members, including a free repair of the display defect, a $100 cash payment, or compensation for previous repair expenses related to the defect.

Decoding the Settlement

The settlement in the Gisairo v. Lenovo case does not specify a total settlement amount. Instead, it offers various benefits to eligible class members. These benefits include a free repair of the display defect, a $100 cash payment, or compensation for previous repair expenses related to the defect. The exact amount that each class member will receive depends on the specific circumstances of their case, including whether they choose to have their laptop repaired or opt for the cash payment.

Key Dates

There are several important dates that class members should be aware of in relation to this settlement.

  • Fairness Hearing: The fairness hearing for this settlement was held on September 12, 2023.
  • Deadline to File a Claim: Class members must file their claims by January 3, 2024.
  • Final Approval Date: The final approval date for the settlement is February 14, 2024.
  • Who Are the Class Members?

    The class members eligible to receive awards from the settlement are end-user consumers who purchased certain Lenovo laptops in the United States for personal use or mixed personal/business use. The specific laptop models and purchase dates are as follows:

    • Lenovo Yoga 730 laptop computer machine type 81CT, 81CU, or 81JS, purchased in the United States from January 26, 2018, to April 10, 2023, excluding any laptops manufactured after June 19, 2019.
    • Lenovo Flex 5 laptop computer machine type 81CA purchased in the United States from August 14, 2017, to April 10, 2023, excluding any laptops manufactured after June 19, 2019.
    • Lenovo Flex 5 laptop computer machine types 80XB, 80XA, or 81C9, purchased in the United States from March 9, 2017, to April 10, 2023.

    Excluded from the settlement class are judges and magistrate judges assigned to the actions, their immediate families, Hon. Jeffrey J. Keyes (Ret.) and his immediate family, class counsel, defendant, defendant's affiliates, officers, directors, employees, legal representatives, heirs, successors, assigns, non-consumer commercial purchasers of a class laptop, and any persons who timely opt out of the settlement class.

    What Can Class Members Claim?

    Class members can receive one of the following benefits:

  • Free repair of the display defect
  • $100 cash payment
  • Compensation of up to $100 for money spent on a previous repair of the display defect
  • Is Proof Required to Claim the Reward?

    Yes, class members need to submit a claim form and provide proof of purchase, including documentation of the laptop's serial number and evidence of the display defect.

    Why Is There a Class Action Settlement?

    The lawsuit alleges that Lenovo misled consumers regarding a display defect in certain Lenovo laptop models, causing consumers to make purchasing decisions they would not have made otherwise. The settlement aims to compensate these consumers for their losses. Class members who do not opt out will be bound by the settlement terms. Those who wish to opt out or object to the settlement must do so by the specified deadline.

    Case Facts

    • Case Number:
    • Filing Date:
    • Jurisdiction:
      U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
    • State:
      Minnesota
    • Court:
      Minnesota District
    • Plaintiff:
      Martin Gisairo
    • Defendant:
      Lenovo (United States) Inc.
    • Plaintiff Firm:
      Migliaccio & Rathod LLP
    • Claims Admin:
      Lenovo Laptop Settlement, c/o Rust Consulting – 7694 PO Box 2599, Faribault, MN 55021-9599
    • Defendant Firm:
      K&L Gates LLP
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