Courthouse News reports that Symantec Systems, publishers of Norton products, is named in a class action lawsuit that alleges that Symantec automatically renews people’s subscription to its anti-virus software without asking if they want it renewed.
The lawsuit was filed in New York State Supreme Court on January 19. The lead plaintiff, Kenneth Elan, claims that he had licensed Norton for a one-year period in 2007, but in 2009, Symantec notified him that it had automatically renewed his subscription for a charge of $76.03. Elan alleges that Symantec’s failure to notify him and to give him an opportunity to decline renewal violates New York law.
Symantec did not respond to a request for a statement by the time of this posting.