Judge Nixes HP Printer Ink Cartridge Suit

Law360, New York (September 30, 2009, 4:02 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has nixed a purported class action targeting Hewlett-Packard Co. over its color LaserJet printers that allegedly stop printing once a cartridge has mostly run out of ink even though some toner remains in the cartridge.

Judge Andrew J. Guilford of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California granted HP's request for summary judgment Sept. 29, ruling that plaintiff Kelsea Baggett's claims — which included unfair competition and fraudulent concealment — failed because his cartridges did what HP promised they would:...
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