A settlement worth $12 million has been reached to settle claims that ASUS laptops are equipped with defective batteries.
The settlement benefits consumers who purchased an ASUS Rog Strix GL502VS or GL502VSK laptop between May 4, 2014 and Nov. 19, 2019.
Plaintiff Joseph Carlotti filed his ASUS class action lawsuit in May 2018, alleging that laptops manufactured by the company were equipped with a faulty battery that caused power problems and overheating issues.
Carlotti reportedly experienced the defect after purchasing his laptop for a two month trip abroad. During that time, he allegedly felt heat emanating from the laptop and experienced poor graphics. Even after repairs and replacement, Carlotti says he continued to experience the defect which rendered the laptops inoperable.
The ASUS class action lawsuit claimed that the defective battery results in several consequences such as battery draining even when the laptop is plugged in, performance issues while on low battery, and degradation of the battery.
In mid-2019, ASUS agreed to a $11.9 million settlement to resolve the claims against them. The company did not admit any wrongdoing by settling the ASUS class action lawsuit.
Under the settlement, Class Members can receive either a cash payment of up to $110 or an ASUS credit certificate worth up to $210.
The settlement also establishes an extended warranty for ASUS Rog Strix GL502VS laptops. More details regarding the extended warranty are available in the “Potential Award” section below.
In order to benefit from the settlement, Class Members need to file a valid Claim Form by April 3, 2020. The deadline for exclusion and objection is also April 3, 2020. The final approval hearing for the settlement is scheduled for April 30, 2020.
Consumers who purchased an ASUS Rog Strix GL502VS or GL502VSK laptop between May 4, 2014 and Nov. 19, 2019.
Cash payment up to $110 or a credit certificate up to $210. Consumers who sent a complaint to ASUS before March 19, 2019 will automatically receive a credit certificate. These consumers do not have to submit a Claim Form to receive the credit but must file a claim in order to receive cash payments.
Extended Warranty for ASUS Rog Strix GL502VS laptops. Repairs under warranty will be available through three years after the laptop purchase date, 90 days after final approval of the settlement, or 180 days after a prior replacement of the internal power supply and/or power adapter (whichever is latest). Consumers can obtain a qualifying repair by contacting ACI technical support at their toll-free number: 1-888-678-3688.
Proof of Purchase
NOTE: If you do not qualify for this settlement do NOT file a claim.
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Claim Form Deadline
Carlotti, et al. v. ASUS Computer International, et al., Case No. 4:18-cv-03369, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Carlotti v. ASUS Computer International, Inc. Claim Administrator
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