Ascentive Pays $9.6M To End Sham Software Class Action

Law360, New York (March 13, 2012, 5:26 PM EDT) -- Computer security firm Ascentive LLC agreed Monday to pay $9.6 million to settle a class action accusing the Pennsylvania company of falsely telling consumers they had serious computer viruses and scaring them into buying Ascentive software.

According to a motion to approve the settlement, as many as 850,000 customers could receive $10 or $18 — depending on their purchases — and slightly more than $1 million in attorneys' fees could be awarded if the settlement wins approval from U.S. District Judge Petrese B. Tucker.

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