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Sony Xperia “Waterproof” Device Settlement

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Sony has agreed to settle a class action that alleges that its Xperia devices are not in fact waterproof as advertised. The complaint claims that Sony violated consumer protection statutes by deceptively advertising the Xperia products as waterproof, when they are “not waterproof and are not designed for or capable of ordinary underwater use” and that the company “exploited certain international water resistance ratings in order to launch a deceptive marketing campaign promoting” the devices.

The devices at issue in this class action include the following, when sold in the US, Washington, DC or Puerto Rico:

  • Xperia M2 Aqua       
  • Xperia Z3 Dual
  • Xperia M4 Aqua
  • Xperia Z3+ Dual
  • Xperia ZR 
  • Xperia Z3+
  • Xperia Z Ultra                   
  • Xperia Z5
  • Xperia Z1    
  • Xperia Z5 Compact
  • Xperia Z1 Compact
  • Xperia Z2 Tablet (WiFi)
  • Xperia Z1s (T-Mobile)
  • Xperia Z2 Tablet (LTE)
  • Xperia Z2
  • Xperia Z2 Tablet (Verizon LTE)
  • Xperia Z3
  • Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact (WiFi)
  • Xperia Z3 Compact
  • Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact (LTE
  • Xperia Z3 (T-Mobile)
  • Xperia Z4 Tablet (WiFi)
  • Xperia Z3v (Verizon)
  • Xperia Z4 Tablet (LTE)
Docket Number: 
2:17-cv-2264-JFB-SIL
Company: 
SONY
Class Period: 
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Filing Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Objection Deadline: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Exclusion Deadline: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Final Approval Hearing: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua