CPM Investigating Misleading Representations About Battery Life For PC Laptops


CPM has joined with co-counsel in bringing a putative class action against Best Buy and Toshiba over allegedly misstated battery life in laptops.  As alleged in the complaint, defendants marketed and sold laptop computers by claiming that the laptops had battery life “up to” specified numbers of hours but failed to disclose to consumers that the battery life numbers being touted were based on testing that involved far from real life use conditions (including: (i) screen set to 60 nits; (ii) iWi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other wireless functions disabled; and (iii) main processor chip set to 5% to 7.5% of its normal capacity). 

The case is pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. 

If you have purchased a laptop in the past few years, based in part on a claim of expected battery life, and have been disappointed by lower actual battery life, please contact us by clicking on the following link: new-claim.html

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