Western Digital Settlement Approved


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Andy

<http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-briefs28.3jun28,1,7805653.story?coll=la-headlines-business>
Western Digital Settlement Approved
From Bloomberg News
June 28, 2006

A U.S. judge has approved a settlement between Western Digital Corp.
and a class-action group of hard-drive purchasers.

Buyers contended that the Lake Forest-based company overstated its
hard disk drives' storage capacities by about 7%.

Western Digital will give free backup and recovery software worth $30
to members of the class. About 1 million purchasers are eligible.
 
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Rod Speed

Andy said:
A U.S. judge has approved a settlement between Western Digital Corp.
and a class-action group of hard-drive purchasers.
Buyers contended that the Lake Forest-based company overstated its
hard disk drives' storage capacities by about 7%.
Western Digital will give free backup and recovery software worth $30
to members of the class. About 1 million purchasers are eligible.
Absolutely classic proof that the US legal system
has been completely off the rails for centurys now.
 
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Eric Gisin

Normally a double-digit IQ is a job requirement,
but in the US seems single-digit is fine. ****ing moron.
 
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Arno Wagner

Previously Andy said:
A U.S. judge has approved a settlement between Western Digital Corp.
and a class-action group of hard-drive purchasers.
Buyers contended that the Lake Forest-based company overstated its
hard disk drives' storage capacities by about 7%.
Western Digital will give free backup and recovery software worth $30
to members of the class. About 1 million purchasers are eligible.
Great. First they defraud customers and then they give them
wothless software. Seems to me the legal system that allows this
kind of settlement is fundamentally broken. While I don't know
the case, if WD really stated false capacity figures, a) those
responsible should go to jail b) those affected should get
direct monetary compensation for the missing capacity.

Arno
 
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Great. First they defraud customers
No they didnt. That stupid claim was about the drive manufacturer
using the ISO standard GBs and some stupids whining about how
Win shows the size of the drive, claiming they had got dudded.
and then they give them wothless software.
It isnt wothless, or even worthless.
Seems to me the legal system that allows this
kind of settlement is fundamentally broken.
Yep, the US legal system has been like that for centurys now.
While I don't know the case,
http://www.wdc.com/settlement/

if WD really stated false capacity figures,
They didnt.
a) those responsible should go to jail
You dont necessarily go to jail for that sort of crime.
b) those affected should get direct monetary
compensation for the missing capacity.
The US class action suits dont work like that.

The only ones that get any cash is the legal parasites involved in the suit.
 

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