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DeFontes v. Dell, Inc.
Citation:Supreme Court of Rhode Island, 2009. 984 A.2d 1061.
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Mary E. DeFontes, individually and on behalf of similarly situated persons (Plaintiffs), brought a class action against Dell Computer Corporation (Defendant) after being improperly taxed by the company on optional service contracts. The shrink wrap agreement provided that by accepting delivery of the computer, the plaintiffs agreed to all terms. The document did not state that the purchaser could reject the terms by returning the computer, but did provide that the customer could return the computer if not satisfied.
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