Best Buy, Dell Strike Deal In Laptop Battery Life Row

Law360, New York (September 15, 2011, 4:32 PM EDT) -- Best Buy Stores LP and Dell Inc. said Thursday that they had reached a confidential deal to settle a class action in Missouri federal court alleging that advertisements overstated a laptop's battery life.

With notice that a settlement had been reached, U.S. District Court Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr. ordered that the case will be dismissed when counsel file a finalized agreement and a motion to dismiss the suit.

The Missouri residents who filed the suit had bought laptops — some of which Dell manufactured —...
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