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 Apr 27th, 2011

U.S. Supreme Court blocks class action lawsuits where arbitration clause is present

In a victory for large corporations against wronged consumers, the Supreme Court ruled in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion that the Federal Arbitration Act pre-empts state law allowing consumers to participate in class actions. The Supreme Court overturned California law that previously held that class action bans in arbitration clauses will not be upheld if they enable companies to cheat large numbers of consumers out of individually small amounts of money.

The Court even went further an…

Posted on Dec 21st, 2010

Court appoints Daniel Hattis as class counsel in Dell lawsuit

U.S. District Court Judge Ronald M. Whyte appointed Daniel M. Hattis, along with co-counsel Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, as class counsel in Brazil v. Dell, No. C-07-01700 RMW (N.D. Cal.).

Class counsel represents online purchasers of Dell computers who were victims of Dell’s alleged deliberate scheme of misrepresenting price discounts through a systematic Internet-based false advertising campaign.

The complaint charges that Dell advertised “limited time…