Intel Hit With Class Action Over Laptop Battery Life

Law360, New York (September 1, 2009, 4:40 PM EDT) -- Intel Corp. and Business Applications Performance Corp. have been slapped with a proposed class action accusing the technology companies of artificially inflating the battery life measurements of laptops that run on Intel's microprocessors and creating an unfair competitive edge in the market.

Filed Monday by California resident Edward Burns in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the complaint claims that consumers who have purchased laptops with Intel microprocessors have been deprived of the benefit of their bargain.

Meanwhile, Intel has unlawfully gained...
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