Ascentive Faces Class Suit Over Alleged Sham Software

Law360, New York (January 20, 2011, 1:49 PM EST) -- Ascentive LLC has been slapped with a proposed breach of contract class action for allegedly swindling consumers into buying software that fixes fictitious or overstated computer problems.

Minnesota resident Douglas Ledet filed the complaint Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, alleging Ascentive falsely identified computer problems and characterized them as "severe" in order to frighten consumers into purchasing its software.

Ledet claims that thousands of consumers have been unlawfully tricked into paying for Ascentive's software.

The proposed class includes all...
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