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Samsung $2.8 Million Galaxy Phone App Deal Gets Final Approval

July 21, 2021, 2:54 PM

A $2.8 million class settlement resolving allegations that Samsung Electronics America Inc. manipulated the performance of certain Galaxy smartphones won final approval from a California federal judge, ending years of litigation.

But the plaintiffs’ lawyers saw their nearly $1.4 million fee request cut to $840,000, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Tuesday slashed the plaintiffs’ incentive payment from $7,500 to $3,000.

Daniel Norcia and others sued in 2014, alleging Samsung manipulated its Galaxy S4 smartphones’ performance on “benchmarking” apps, which are measuring tools used by reviewers and consumers, to artificially boost the phones’ capabilities. ...

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