KGG is currently investigating a putative class action concerning Samsung Electronics America’s (“Samsung”) concealment of a known material defect in the Chromebook Plus 2-in-1 portable computer. The Chromebook is built with a 360-degree rotating touchscreen performing both as a notebook, and an ultra-mobile premium tablet. However, the display hinges are defective in that they detach from their mounting point within the display and break through the screen when the display is moved (the “Defect”). When the Defect manifests, attempting to open an impacted Device or change the display angle causes the screen to split, rupture, or suffer other serious damage. The Defect renders the Devices inoperable by (1) breaking the screen glass and/or (2) restricting the user’s ability to open or close the display and adjust the viewing angle without causing severe damage to the screen glass.