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Class Certification Denied In Suit Alleging Thermostat Didn’t Perform As Promised

(August 18, 2016, 11:07 AM EDT) -- SAN JOSE, Calif. — A Maryland man who claims that the Nest Learning Thermostat (NLT) didn’t live up to claims that it would help him save on energy costs failed to satisfy the commonality, typicality, adequacy or predominance requirements, a California federal judge ruled Aug. 15, denying the consumer’s motion for class certification (Justin Darisse v. Nest Labs, Inc., No. 14-1363, N.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 107938).

(Order available. Document #43-160819-024R.)

The NLT is a Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat that logs user behavior and preferences and uses...
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