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Samsung Note 7 Buyers in South Korea File Class-Action Suit

The Galaxy Note 7.
Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The number of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners demanding compensation for being inconvenienced by the smartphone’s troubles is starting to rise.

In what may be the first Note 7 related class-action lawsuit filed in South Korea, 527 smartphone buyers are demanding Samsung Electronics Co. pay each plaintiff about 500,000 won (about $440) for time and effort lost when the phones were first recalled and then scrapped amid reports devices were heating up and catching on fire.