Dell dinged another $4 million after deception accusations


Eight months after computer giant Dell Inc. reached a settlement with 34 states over allegations that included the company duping consumers over financing offers, New York state's attorney general settled claims against the company for more than all the other states combined.

The 34-state settlement cost Dell $3.35 million. The New York settlement: $4 million.

Dell was sued by New York in 2007 for fraud, false advertising, deceptive business practices as well as abusing consumers in its debt collection. The company and New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo battled out the claims in court, where a judge in 2008 ruled in favor of the state and upheld the the allegations. How compensation would be worked out had been up in the air since.

Dell did not respond to a request to its media relations office for a comment on the settlement.