Dell, Intel, Acer Face Laptop Battery Life Class Action

Law360, New York (October 21, 2009, 12:49 PM EDT) -- Computer makers including Dell Inc. and Gateway Inc. deceived consumers by using a benchmark designed by Intel Corp. that exaggerated the battery life of laptops, according to a putative class action targeting the three companies and others.

The complaint, filed Tuesday on behalf of named plaintiffs Vicky Baker and Mike's Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, included counts for alleged violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Trade Practices Act and/or other states' deceptive trade practices laws, unjust enrichment,...
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