8:44am

Tue January 13, 2009
WVAS Local

Alabama gets $3.85 million in settlement with Dell, Incorporated

Montgomery, Alabama –

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Attorney General Troy King says
Dell Inc. has settled a class-action lawsuit that claimed the
company made misleading financing and service offers to PC buyers.
King said Dell will pay $3.85 million to Alabama and 44 other
states participating in the settlement.
The lawsuit claimed Dell offered customers zero-percent
financing but later applied a high interest rate without their
knowledge. The lawsuit also claimed problems with Dell's warranty
service and rebate programs.
King said Alabamians who believe they are owed money by Dell
must file a claim no later than April 13. Claim forms will be
available at www.ago.alabama.gov or you can call the Office of
Consumer Affairs at 1-800-392-5658.