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Posted on Oct 11th, 2011

Hattis Law Reaches Settlement With Dell, Inc. in False Discount Class Action

Hattis Law reached a settlement with Dell, Inc. in a Class Action charging that Dell falsely advertised price discounts of computers on its website.

In October 2011, the Court approved a settlement that provided a $50 payment to each class member that submitted a timely and valid claim.

In addition, in response to the lawsuit, Dell changed its methodology for consumer online advertising, eliminating the use of “slash-through” reference prices.

Further details on settlement can b…

Posted on Jan 26th, 2011

CA Supreme Court confirms consumers can sue for false advertising

On January 26, 2011, the California Supreme Court confirmed that consumers have standing to bring lawsuits alleging retailers have engaged in false advertising or false labeling of products.

In Kwikset Corporation v. The Superior Court of Orange County, plaintiff James Benson alleged that Kwikset falsely advertised and labeled that its locksets were “Made in the U.S.A.”, when in fact this was not the case. Plaintiff James Benson brought suit under the unfair competition and fa…