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Class Action Defense Issues–New York Attorney General Wins “Class Action” Against Dell Alleging Fraud, False Advertising And Deceptive Business Practices

In May 2007, New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo filed a lawsuit against Dell and Dell Financial Services (collectively “Dell”) on behalf of New York residents alleging that it advertised “attractively priced computer packages, promotional financing that typically features a no interest and/or no payment period, large rebates, and free or upgraded accessories,” but that “many of the benefits and inducements featured in Dell’s advertisements are illusory.” A copy of the lawsuit may be found here. New York’s Attorney General today announced that it won this lawsuit, obtaining a court finding that “Dell has engaged in repeated misleading, deceptive and unlawful business conduct, including false and deceptive advertising of financing promotions and the terms of warranties, fraudulent, misleading and deceptive practices in credit financing and failure to provide warranty service and rebates.” A copy of the trial court’s order and decision may be found here.