Best Buy Settles Connecticut Suit
Best Buy has reached a settlement with Connecticut's state attorney general in a three-year-old case involving a secret in-store computer network in some stores.
The settlement between the retail giant and Attorney General Richard Blumenthal was reached just before a trial was to begin. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed, according to the Connecticut Watchdog website by George Gombossy, the same reporter who originally broke the story in 2007
The suit was filed in 2007 after customers alleged that Best Buy employees were running a secret computer network for use on in-store computers in order to deceive customers about prices. Blumenthal was elected to the U.S. Senate in November.