An appeals court has over turned a lower federal court ruling and now Dell must proceed to defend themselves against accusations involving defective notebooks. It seems that allegations were made that Dell sold defective Inspiron notebooks that were equipped with defective motherboards, defective power supplies and were not adequately cooled. In the court filing the defective notebooks were sold between July 2004 and January 2005.

In a recent article it also stated that:

In Friday’s ruling, Judge Lyle Strom said the district court abused its discretion in dismissing the case and “the public’s interest in a resolution on the merits weighed strongly” in favor of letting the case continue.

The judge also called it “unconscionable” to enforce a provision in customers’ sales contracts requiring arbitration, in part because customers may decide not to pursue claims over the $1,200 to $1,500 computers individually.

It is not known how many consumers were the victims of the alleged defective notebooks.

Dell has been mumb about the decision.

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