New York Attorney General Sues Dell
The departure of Elliot Spitzer from the New York Attorney General’s office has apparently not meant an end to high-profile corporate lawsuits. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who succeeded now-Gov. Spitzer in office earlier this year, filed a consumer-protection suit against Dell on Thursday, alleging that the computer giant misled customers about finance, consumer service, and rebate offers, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The suit, based on around 700 consumer complaints, alleges that consumers were charged for services not rendered, while also put into high interest-rate financing plans and denied requests for rebates. Cuomo is seeking refunds to the customers, as well as civil penalties.
Dell has vowed to fight the suit. Meanwhile, experts told the paper that similar suits could be filed in other states against Dell, mirroring the litigation against Microsoft in the late 1990s.