Nokia Says Not Liable in Mexico Damages


Nokia Ruling on Former Unit

Finland’s Nokia stated on Monday the liabilities of its former unit Nokia Mexico S.A. de C.V. have been now held by way of Microsoft Corp, responding to a Mexican courtroom ruling that Nokia Mexico would have to pay damages for erroneous tools.

“Microsoft got Nokia Mexico S.A. de C.V. as a part of its acquisition of the former nokia units & services business, together with any liabilities to shoppers,” a Nokia spokesman said, explaining that Nokia was not accountable in the Mexico case.

A Mexican govt company mentioned on Sunday a Mexico city court had dominated Nokia Mexico must pay damages to buyers who had bought faulty cell phones from Nokia Mexico for the reason that 2010.

Nokia’s sale of its mobile trade to Microsoft was completed this year.

Nokia Says Not Liable in Mexico Damages Ruling on Former Unit

Mexican client protection agency Profeco said the court docket dominated Nokia Mexico should both substitute faulty units and/or reimburse their value, plus pay compensation identical to at least 20 % of the damages due to malfunctioning.

A spokeswoman for Microsoft said that following a ruling in April 2011, Nokia Mexico in October 2013 had been ordered to pay damages to 17 affected customers for a total of some $4,200, and that it had completed so in March 2014.

Although Profeco mentioned on Sunday that consumers in Mexico may still existing claims in opposition to Nokia Mexico for misguided gadgets, the Microsoft spokeswoman mentioned on Monday the deadline for claims had expired in April 2012.

Asked about this once more on Monday, a Profeco spokeswoman stated compensation claims could nonetheless be filed against Nokia Mexico and that no closing date for submitting them had but been fixed.

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