If between April 8, 1999 and June 30, 2008 you or someone you know bought a optional Service Contracts covering computer hardware sold by Dell you might be a part of the Dell Service Contract Sales Tax Class Action Lawsuit. This lawsuit is entitled Mohan, et al. v. Dell, Inc. et al and will be held at the San Francisco County Superior Court. Under the lawsuit settlement terms there will be two separate classes; the Dell Class and the SBE Class. Both classes are similar but there are a few differences. No interest is paid on those transactions covered by the Dell Settlement, and the Dell Electronic Claim Form is simpler than the SBE Electronic Claim Form. If you did not receive a lawsuit post card and believe you are a class member please call 1-877-502-2008 for more information. The lawsuit claims that the defendants violated the California’s Consumer Legal Remedies Act (“CLRA”) and Unfair Competition Law. The lawsuit goes on to state that charging and collecting monies as a purported “tax” on sales of optional service contracts are not subject to California law. To sum it up Dell was charging customers more money in taxes than they should have. sctaxsett.com provides more information and a online claim form. The court has assigned the Louderback Law Group to represents all class members. If you would like to opt our or exclude yourself from the settlement please do so by March 19, 2013.
A fairness hearing will take place on April 18, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.. The hearing will be held at Courtroom 304 of the San Francisco County Superior Court, 400 McAllister Street, San Francisco, California, 94102. Besides the claim form a class member can also obtain the SBE Settlement Agreement, the Dell Settlement Agreement and the Order Preliminarily Approving Settlement and Providing for Notice. For more assistance or questions please email info@SCTSettlement.com.