US Robotics and the K56 Flex consortium have fallen foul of class action mania over their 56Knps modem offerings.
A user, Carol Driscoll, is suing the modem makers, which are seeking to establish the K56 design as a standard, for alleged false and deceptive advertising.
The suit, a class action on behalf of purchasers of the devices, claims that adverts describe download speeds using 56Kbps units as "twice as fast" as existing modems. That is not true, the plaintiff alleges, because there are 33.6Kbps modems in existence.
Representatives from the K56 Flex consortium claimed the complaint is "frivolous and fruitless" while USR would not comment.
According to US reports, Driscoll has also filed class actions against companies for selling cigarettes to childen.
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