Seagate Settles Class Action Over Drive Storage

Law360, New York (November 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Seagate Technology LLC could pay more than $23 million in a nationwide class action settlement which resolves allegations that the company scammed customers out of hard disc drive storage space.

Seagate reached the settlement in two lawsuits filed in a California state court which accused the Scotts Valley, Calif.-based technology company of misleading customers about the actual storage capacity of a gigabyte. The suits alleged that Seagate used the decimal definition of the storage capacity of a gigabyte, which would equal 1 billion bytes, when the...
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