Seagate Hit with Class Action Lawsuit for High Failure Rates
While Seagate has advertised their drives as "reliable" and "dependable" allegations have often been levied against the company that their drives have been some of the most unreliable on the market, with the Plaintiff claiming that the drives were "defective and failed prematurely at spectacularly – and in many respects unprecedentedly – high rates" and is taking action against the company both for himself and all affected consumers.
DEFENDANT NAME: Seagate Technologies LLC
CASE NUMBER: 5:16-cv-00523
COURT: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
PRACTICE AREA: Consumer Rights
DATE FILED: 02/01/16
Steve W. Berman
Jeff D. Friedman
Feb. 1, 2016 Complaint
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Hagens Berman and Sheller P.C. are investigating Seagate Technologies for selling hard drives that routinely failed at exceptionally high rates, leaving consumers with broken hardware and significant loss of data. Consumers filed a national class-action lawsuit, and the law firms are seeking more information from affected consumers.
These particular hard drives were marketed as innovative, fast, powerful, reliable, dependable, and having extremely low failure rates, when in reality, the failure rate of the drives was substantially higher than advertised. Consumers report them failing as an unprecedented rate – sometimes even days after their first use.
According to the firms' investigation, Seagate promised purchasers that it would replace the failed hard drives, but replacements were also defective, and failed at extremely high rates, leaving Seagate’s warranty promise unfulfilled, and consumers without working hard drives.
Consumers have reportedly lost tons of data unexpectedly, as Seagate’s hard drives failed to live up to the advertised promises, violating federal consumer laws.
If you purchased Seagate’s Barracuda 3TB Hard Disk Drive or Backup Plus 3TB External Hard Disk Drive, you may be entitled to damages including replacement costs and damages from loss of data and data recovery expenses.
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Edited by ondoy - 2/2/16 at 8:14am