Sony Xperia “Waterproof” Device Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

Sony has agreed to settle a class action that alleges that its Xperia devices are not in fact waterproof as advertised. The complaint claims that Sony violated consumer protection statutes by deceptively advertising the Xperia products as waterproof, when they are “not waterproof and are not designed for or capable of ordinary underwater use” and that the company “exploited certain international water resistance ratings in order to launch a deceptive marketing campaign promoting” the devices.

The devices at issue in this class action include the following, when sold in the US, Washington, DC or Puerto Rico:

  • Xperia M2 Aqua       
  • Xperia Z3 Dual
  • Xperia M4 Aqua
  • Xperia Z3+ Dual
  • Xperia ZR 
  • Xperia Z3+
  • Xperia Z Ultra                   
  • Xperia Z5
  • Xperia Z1    
  • Xperia Z5 Compact
  • Xperia Z1 Compact
  • Xperia Z2 Tablet (WiFi)
  • Xperia Z1s (T-Mobile)
  • Xperia Z2 Tablet (LTE)
  • Xperia Z2
  • Xperia Z2 Tablet (Verizon LTE)
  • Xperia Z3
  • Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact (WiFi)
  • Xperia Z3 Compact
  • Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact (LTE
  • Xperia Z3 (T-Mobile)
  • Xperia Z4 Tablet (WiFi)
  • Xperia Z3v (Verizon)
  • Xperia Z4 Tablet (LTE)
Docket Number:


Company: Sony Corporation

Filing Deadline: January 30, 2018

Class Period: August 3, 2017

Objection Deadline: November 1, 2017

Exclusion Deadline: November 1, 2017

Final Approval Hearing: December 1, 2017

Proof of Purchase:

No, if you received a notice that you are in Sony’s records as having made a claim for water intrusion that Sony rejected. Yes, if you were not sent a notice; you must provide evidence that you submitted a claim for damage and that Sony rejected it. To be eligible for payment, you must have submitted a device that had no signs of abuse or misuse, such as flaps being left open in the water.


You may be eligible if you bought, owned, received as a gift, or received as a customer service exchange one of the mobile devices, on or before August 3, 2017, made, marketed, sold, or distributed by Sony in any of the fifty states, Washington, DC, or Puerto Rico.

The settlement requires a warranty extension on the device and reconsideration of water-related warranty claims that were originally rejected by Sony. Sony will also be required to change its packaging, labeling, and advertising of the devices. 

Typical Settlement Amount:

Varies. Varies. First, Sony agrees to extend the limited warranty for damage from water intrusion (a) by 12 months for devices that are still in warranty as of August 3, 2017, and (b) by six months for devices whose original warranties have already expired, with the extension beginning on the date when the Final Order and Final Judgment are issued in this case. Second, for those who are eligible w

Total Settlement Amount: Unknown

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firm:
Levi & Korsinsky LLP

Claim Form: Xperia Waterproof Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Landes v. Sony Mobile Communications (U.S.A.), Inc. et al.

Settlement Website: Xperia Waterproof Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Heffler Claims Group

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Landes v. Sony Mobile Communications (USA) Inc., et al.
c/o Heffler Claims Group
P.O. Box 60257
Philadelphia, PA 19102-0257

Tags: Deceptive Advertising, Deceptive Labels, Waterproof Item Not Waterproof