Samsung Asks 3rd Circ. For Arbitration Of Privacy Claims

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By P.J. D’Annunzio (April 26, 2022, 2:25 PM EDT) — Samsung Electronics America Inc. asked the Third Circuit on Monday to kick to arbitration a proposed class action over claims its smart TVs illegally intercepted consumer information, arguing that a federal judge erroneously found it waived any rights to compel arbitration by failing to bring it up sooner.

Samsung in its appellant brief took issue with a New Jersey federal court’s finding that, compared with similar cases, Samsung unreasonably delayed invoking arbitration early in the case. The company argued that the lower court was duty-bound to consider the specific circumstances of the case at hand and that asking for arbitration shortly…

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