A Delaware chancery court judge has approved Iomega Corp.'s settlement of a consumer fraud class-action lawsuit.
Vice Chancellor Stephen Lamb Friday approved the Roy-based manufacturer of computer data storage products' agreement to set up a toll-free, 24-hour support system for customers via the Internet or telephone.The settlement ends a July 1997 lawsuit alleging that Iomega breached product warranties and failed to provide customers adequate technical support.
The settlement applies to about 5 million consumers who purchased Iomega products between July 1, 1994, and Sept. 1, 1997. Customers said they had trouble installing Iomega products and, when calling for what they thought would be free technical support, were charged up to $19.99 for the help.
Lamb said he would rule later on how much the plaintiffs' lawyers should receive in legal fees. Some consumers have objected to the $700,000 fee those attorneys were originally set to receive.