McAfee Escapes Fraud Suit Over Anti-Virus Software

Law360, New York (June 25, 2013, 7:18 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday dismissed a proposed class action against McAfee Inc., ruling that the plaintiff failed to specify her claims of fraud in alleging that the company's software is falsely advertised and erroneously reports computer errors to scare customers into using it.

U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh ruled that plaintiff Jennifer Bilodeau failed to meet the higher pleading standard for fraud cases that requires complaints to “state with particularity the circumstances constituting fraud.”

Bilodeau claimed that McAfee's website had lied about the...
To view the full article, register now.