June 2016: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of this case. (Case No. 14-16141, 9th Cir.)

June 2014: A federal judge dismissed this class-action lawsuit finding that, among other things, the named plaintiff did not identify the misrepresentations she actually viewed and relied upon when she purchased the Norton antivirus software. The case was dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled.. Later in June, the named plaintiff filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the decision to dismiss the complaint.

April 2013: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Symantec for, among other things, failing to disclose in marketing materials that hackers had stolen source code for certain versions of its Norton antivirus software.  The complaint alleges that, as a result of this omission, customers were deceived into paying for a product that didn’t deliver its advertised promise of protection.  (Haskins et al. v. Symantec Corp., Case No. 13-cv-1834, N.D. Cal.)


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