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Lenovo Reaches Class-Action Settlement for IdeaPad Suit

By Staff Writer | Oct 10, 2014 12:04 AM EDT
(Credit: Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon) Lenovo's laptop PCs are displayed at an electronic shop in Tokyo September 5, 2012.

Lenovo will settle disputes regarding its IdeadPad unit.The company will be providing either refunds or vouchers to owners of the aforementioned IdeaPad units who qualify as Settlement Class Members, says the official settlement portal set up by Lenovo. 

Refunds and Vouchers for IdeaPads with Wi-Fi Defect 

PC World reports that when the IdeaPad U310 and U410 had Wi-Fi problems when they were first shipped in 2012. Lenovo's official forum received many complaints about the notebooks' Wi-Fi function either slowing down or not working at all. According to the report, court documents show that Lenovo knew this was a design defect, and that they had developed a design update to fix the wireless problem. However, recipients of the defective units filed the lawsuit in early 2013. 

The settlement gives qualified Settlement Class Members either a $100 refund or a $250 voucher, which can only be used on Lenovo's website. According to the Settlement portal, these members are owners of the defective IdeaPad units who bought their devices in the United States within the prescribed period through the date of the entry of the Order of Final Approval. These users have to register through the portal to make their claim, with the filing deadline being set to Septembe 11, 2015. PCWorld reports that settlement agreement notices have begun being sent out in September of the current year. 

Other Settlement Options Available 

Additionally, Lenovo added that users who do not want to collect the refund or the voucher will have a third choice. They will be eligible for free laptop repairs for a year, as well as free warranty extension. These users will receive an additional year of coverage from the time their laptops are repaired. 

Users who spent money to get the Wi-Fi issues of the IdeaPad U310 and U410 fixed may receive additional benefits from Lenovo. The company is willing to reimburse users as long as they can present proof of the repair.

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