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Dell Pays up to get out of Lawsuits

Avoids a much bigger suit
By: Sean Kalinich | Posted: Jan 13, 2009 8:13 pm

It is nice to see when companies do the right thing. Too bad that is not the case for Dell. It seems the Computer Giant is going to write a rather large check (about $5.5 Million USD) to get some a small number of lawsuits settled (multiple suits from 46 US states).


The suits all allege the same thing; that Dell lied about its financing, warranty support, rebates and a bunch of other items.


Dell has taken one suit filed by the State of New York to the US Supreme Court, where they lost.


Read more here.


Dell Pays up to get out of Lawsuits

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said that an "epidemic-like wave of complaints" about Dell's practices prompted him to contact his counterparts across the country.


Basically Dell punters were offered zero-percent financing but were later told they would have to pay high interest rates and fees. Others "faced unacceptable obstacles obtaining warranty service on their Dell computers and others didn't get promised rebates.


Only one State, that of New York, ever actually sued Dell over the issue. Dell took it to the Supreme Court which ruled against the computer company.


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