On May 17, 2018, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California appointed Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP (CSK&D) interim co-lead counsel to head up a lawsuit against Google relating to allegedly defective microphones in Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. The Court’s appointment confers upon CSK&D and its co-counsel the lead responsibilities of overseeing and prosecuting this case on behalf of thousands of Class members across the United States.
The lawsuit alleges that a microphone defect has created major problems for consumers across the country. When the Pixel microphone fails, people cannot use the phones for their most basic purpose—phone calls. Microphone failure incidents have prevented Pixel users from being heard while trying to talk on the phone and Pixel users have also been unable to dictate texts, record audio, search the web with voice command, or use the advertised Google Assistant feature.
Plaintiffs have brought various causes of action on behalf of the putative class, including claims under state and federal consumer protection and warranty laws. The amended complaint against Google and more information about the case are available here.