A lawyer representing himself and another individual filed a class action suit against Intuit this week, alleging that the firm misled consumers by including Macrovision SafeCast DRM software.
Lawyers for Stanbury Fishelman Inc. of Los Angeles allege Intuit fraudulently concealed the capabilities of safeCast from consumers, and seek damages in the amount of all monies the company received for TurboTax 2002, and an injunction.
"Rather than rewarding its huge and expanding customer base for years of loyalty, defendant Intuit Inc, selected a different course. When defendant Intuit Inc, released its TurboTax products for the 2002 tax year, it include destructive security software from Macrovision," the suit claims.
A spokesman for Intuit said his firm had not received a copy of the suit, and thus could not comment. "What I can tell you is Intuit continues to work hard to serve our customers and is working side-by-side our partners to improve the product activation technology for an improved customer experience," the spokesman said.
"It is my hope and intention to address this issue nationally," said H. Scott Leviant, representing Stanbury Fishelman, in an email to ExtremeTech. "However, California has excellent consumer protection laws, rendering California an excellent state in which to proceed."