On Friday, February 5, 2018, Judge Madeline Cox Arleo issued an order upholding four of six counts in Noble v. Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (Samsung Gear S Watch Batteries). This first-of-its-kind litigation challenges Samsung’s battery life assertions for the Gear S smartwatch.  Judge Arleo’s decision follows a long and unsuccessful appeal by Samsung which sought to force Plaintiff Noble to arbitrate his claims rather than pursue them on behalf of the class.  The litigation will now proceed with discovery and active litigation.  Should you have any questions about this matter, please contact Charles LaDuca. at 202-789-3960 or charles@cuneolaw.com.