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Pixel Owners: Submit Your Settlement Claim Now to Receive up to $500

A few months ago, Google agreed to pay $7.25 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over faulty microphones on the original Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. For you, that means a payout of up to $500, and as of today, you can file your claims for the cash (even if you never experienced any mic issues).

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