COURT GRANTS FINAL APPROVAL TO $7.25 MILLION GOOGLE PIXEL SMARTPHONE SETTLEMENT

On December 13, 2019, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued an order that granted final approval to a $7.25 million settlement in a class action lawsuit against Google related to the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones.  The plaintiffs in this case had alleged that Google’s first-generation Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones manufactured before January 4, 2017 contained a defect that leads to problems with their microphones and speakers.

The settlement covers all individuals in the United States who purchased a new Pixel or Pixel XL, other than for resale, that was manufactured before January 4, 2017. It provides for Google to fund a $7.25 million non-reversionary common fund that will be applied to pay valid claims submitted by class members. In granting final approval, the District Court found that the recovery under the settlement represented an “excellent result” for consumers.

Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP served as court-appointed co-lead counsel, along with the law firm of Girard Sharp LLP.

The lawsuit is titled Weeks et. al. v. Google LLC, Case No. 5:18-cv-00801-NC. A copy of the Court’s order granting final approval to the settlement is linked to below. More information about the settlement can be found on the settlement website at www.pixelsettlement.com.

Attorneys for this case:

Benjamin F. Johns
Andrew W. Ferich
Zachary P. Beatty
Beena M. McDonald