C&T Files Class Action Complaint Related To Alleged defect causing battery drain and “bootlooping” in Google Nexus 6p phones
On April 14, 2017, C&T and its co-counsel filed a class action complaint in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against Huawei Technologies, Inc. and Google, Inc. The lawsuit alleges that Nexus 6P smartphones suffer from a defect that arises without warning and renders them nonfunctional due to severe battery drain and/or bootlooping. According to the complaint, the alleged defect causes the phone to abruptly stop working and shut off, even where there is significant battery life remaining. The alleged defect may put the phone into a “bootloop”—a death-spiral wherein the phone will be unresponsive, suddenly switch off, and then remain stuck on a start-up screen. The complaint alleges that Google tells consumers to seek warranty coverage from Huawei for this issue and that Huawei is largely unhelpful and often stonewalls attempts to obtain warranty coverage, telling consumers the problem is not the phone or the battery, but instead it is a problem with Google’s software. C&T represents a client from California and the complaint seeks to represent a class of consumers who currently or previously owned a Nexus 6P smartphone and can be identified as having incurred out-of-pocket expenses related to the alleged defect.