group of Canadian Dell customers is taking the company to court alleging the Dell Inspiron notebooks they purchased are defective. Specifically, the lawsuit applies to the 1100, 1150, 5100, 5150 or 5160 Inspiron notebook models. The lawsuit claims the computers are susceptible to overheating and possible motherboard failure, but Dell decided to offer the notebooks even after knowing of the issues, according to the plaintiffs. Also, the plaintiffs further claimed that the problems often occur following the expiration of the one-year Dell warranty.
Dell hasn't publicly responded to the pending litigation or the accusations, due to corporate policy. The Ontario Superior Court, which is where the class-action lawsuit was filed, will most likely take several months to determine if the litigation qualifies for class-action status.