US Robotics? legal eagles are in for a busy time as two new stockholder suits are filed, protesting at the proposed merger with 3Com.
As if that weren't enough to contend with, the Illinois company is named in three class action suits in California, filed by consumers complaining about its 56K modem technology. Angry customers are turning the air blue with talk of false advertising, fraud, deceit and negligent representation, but USR?s lofty response is that the current crop of suits are without merit.
A problem that manufacturers of 56K modems must face is that telephone regulators sanction only 53Kbps transmission, and real life conditions often limit it to the mid-40s - factors not highlighted by USR?s ad campaign.
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