Acer Strikes $280M Deal In Windows Action

Law360, New York (August 31, 2011, 1:32 PM EDT) -- Acer America Corp. will pay about $280 million to settle a class action alleging the computer company intentionally misled customers about the Windows operating system installed on its laptops, according to a proposed settlement filed Tuesday in California federal court.

The proposed settlement would end a suit first filed in 2009 that claims Acer fraudulently told some 14 million customers that their laptops came with genuine Microsoft Windows operating systems. But the systems were incomplete, the lawsuit alleges, because they did not have certain Windows recovery...
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