Acer is a target of a class action lawsuit that claims they marketed computers with a specific type of Microsoft Windows version but the computers did not contain the Microsoft Windows program as advertised but a lesser-equipped version. This “lesser-equipped version” of Windows did not include a full system recovery option which resulted in damage to the hard drive in some of the computers. Acer denies all allegations but has agreed to settlement terms. The lawsuit is entitled Embry v. Acer America Corporation and includes anyone who purchased an Acer computer in the United States between March 24, 2005 and May 1, 2011.
In order to be part of the settlement you MUST file a claim form. The form can be downloaded from the class admin website and mailed to Claim Administrator, PO Box 2639, Faribault, MN 55021-9639. Claim forms are due no later than March 14, 2012, or 30 days after the Court grants final approval of the settlement, whichever is later. A settlement fairness hearing will be held at Courtroom 15, 18th Floor, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California 94102 on 02/13/2012. If you wish to object to the settlement please do so no later than 01/23/2012. All objections must be filed with the court. The objection can be filed online at ecf.cand.uscourts.gov or in person at the Clerk’s Office, United States District Court for the Northern District of California, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102.
A class member who files a valid claim form could receive free software, hardware, service and/or cash refunds from the Acer computer class action settlement. Class members will fall into either settlement Group A, B or C. The group you are in determines the settlement award.