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Class Action Looms Over Dell

Recently, plaintiffs allege that Dell violated Rhode Island law by, among other things, charging and collecting money as Rhode Island use tax on purchases of Optional Service Contracts, for which plaintiff claimed no such tax was due. This class action lawsuit is being brought upon the company. It’s details are below:
Docket Number: PC 03-2636
Company: Dell
Class Period: Sunday, May 16, 1993 to Saturday, December 31, 2011
Filing Deadline: Thursday, January 19, 2017
Objection Deadline: Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Exclusion Deadline: Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Final Approval Hearing: Friday, December 9, 2016
Proof of Purchase: 
Must provide Dell Claim Number received in the mail, if one was not received email the settlement administrator at the address below.
Eligibility: 

You may be eligible for class membership if you are someone:

  • who purchased from one or more of the defendants at least one Optional Service Contract at any time from May 16, 1993 through December 31, 2011,
  • whose “ship-to” address for such purchase was a location in the State of Rhode Island,
  • who paid any amount of money denominated as a “tax” calculated in whole or in part on the charge for the purchase of such Optional Service Contract, and
  • who did not receive from any of the defendants a refund of such “tax” in connection with a return of the computer hardware or otherwise.
Typical Settlement Amount: 
Varies depending on tax payment. Each individual claimant will have their settlement calculated. Settlement shares for most will be between $2 and $30, but for those who purchased multiple Optional Service Contracts, payments could be more.
Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee: $3,500
Law Firm: Ellis and Rapacki LLP
Case Name: Long, et al. v. Dell Inc., et al.
If you believe that you are part of this class please contact Consider The Consumer today!

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