PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) - Samsung’s battery problem is heading into a courtroom, and a South Florida man is behind the suit.

Jonathan Strobel lives in Palm Beach Gardens and filed a lawsuit against Samsung after his Galaxy Note 7, which was recalled due to battery issues, exploded in his pocket while at work.

The explosion reportedly caused third-degree burns.

Strobel is suing for $15,000.

This is the first lawsuit to be filed due to the Note 7 battery issue.

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