Lenovo desktop class action lawsuit overview:
- Who: Josh Dinwiddie filed a class action lawsuit against Lenovo (United States) Inc.
- Why: Dinwiddie claims Lenovo manufactured and sold Legion T5 28IMB05 desktop computers containing hardware and software defects that cause them to frequently freeze and/or crash.
- Where: The class action lawsuit was filed in Michigan federal court.
Lenovo manufactured and sold Lenovo Legion T5 28IMB05 desktop computers containing hardware and software defects that cause the device to frequently freeze and/or crash, a new class action lawsuit alleges.
Plaintiff Josh Dinwiddie claims Lenovo misleads consumers who expect the Lenovo desktop computer to “function reliably for games, graphic design and other everyday use without freezing or crashing.”
Dinwiddie argues the affected Lenovo desktop computers contain NVIDIA audio and graphics drivers believed to be incompatible with the desktop’s other drivers, software and components.
“While temporary options have been proposed including re-installing the relevant drivers, a permanent solution has not or took significant amounts of time to materialize,” the Lenovo class action states.
Lenovo class action claims company failed to categorize alleged issue as defect
The alleged defect is “especially frustrating” for affected users since Lenovo has failed to categorize the issue as a defect, preventing them from being able to get warranty coverage to fix it, the lawsuit states.
“Consumers expect a computer represented – directly or indirectly – as capable of functioning reliably, not freezing or crashing, and running smoothly during operation, to act as promised,” the Lenovo class action states.
Dinwiddie wants to represent a Michigan class and multistate consumer fraud class of individuals who have purchased a Lenovo Legion T5 28IMB05 desktop computer during the statute of limitations.
He accuses Lenovo of unjust enrichment, negligent misrepresentation and fraud and of violating multiple state consumer fraud acts, including the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act and the Michigan Consumer Protection Act.
Dinwiddie demands a jury trial and requests declaratory and injunctive relief along with an award of monetary, statutory and/or punitive damages for himself and all class members.
A consumer filed a separate class action lawsuit against Lenovo in June, arguing the company uses fake valuations for its desktop and laptop computers to offer discounts on its website that appear greater than they actually are.
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The plaintiffs are represented by Spencer Sheehan of Sheehan & Associates, P.C.
The Lenovo desktop class action lawsuit is Dinwiddie, et al. v. Lenovo (United States) Inc., Case No. 2:22-cv-00218, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan.
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