Acer To Pay $23M To End Faulty Laptop Class Action

Law360, San Francisco (April 12, 2013, 4:47 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday preliminarily approved a $22.7 million settlement between Acer America Corp. and a class of 1 million customers who claim the computer maker knowingly sold laptops without enough memory to support their operating systems.   

Under the deal, class members who still own the laptops at issue can make claims for a 1- or 2-gigabyte dual in-line memory module, or DIMM, to upgrade those notebooks. Those who have moved on to other computers can make claims for a $10 check or...
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