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Attorney General Jason R. Ravnsborg

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Refunds Available from Settlement with Computer Maker Dell

Refunds Available from Settlement with Computer Maker Dell 

PIERRE, S.D.-  Attorney General Larry Long announced today that Dell will pay $3.35 million under an agreement with attorneys general from 34 states that addresses the company’s financing promotions, rebate offers, technical support and repair policies. 

Under the agreement, Texas-based Dell, Inc., and its subsidiary, Dell Financial Services, LLC, admit no wrongdoing but agree to pay $1.5 million in restitution to eligible consumers who file claims with the Attorney General by April 13, 2009. Dell will pay an additional $1.85 million to the states for reimbursement of legal costs and other expenses. South Dakota will receive $46,666.00 of that amount.

South Dakota consumers who believe they are eligible for refunds must complete a claim form and return it to the Attorney General before April 13, 2009. You can download a claim form and instructions from the Attorney General’s website at

You may also call the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-300-1986.

The amount of money issued to individual consumers depends on the number of eligible recipients and the total amount claimed.