Is Dell involved in fraud?
A New York judge ruled against Dell Inc, saying the computer maker engaged in fraud, false advertising, deceptive business and abusive debt collection practices.
New York State Supreme Court Judge Joseph Teresi said Dell lured customers with advertisements offering “no interest” or “no payment” financing options, but its financing arm would charge higher rates.
New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, whose office filed a lawsuit against Dell in May 2007, said the court will hold further proceedings to determine how much Dell will have to pay its customers in restitution.
Dell said it disagreed with the ruling, but has not decided whether to appeal.