Consumers Seek Class Cert. In Brother Printer Case

Law360, New York (October 14, 2009, 6:02 PM EDT) -- Consumers have asked a federal judge to certify a class of Californians in their case alleging printers and cartridges from Brother International Corp. and its Japanese unit are designed to send users premature messages that their ink cartridges are empty.

The motion, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, seeks certification of all California consumers who bought Brother-brand laser printers, copiers or multifunction machines or Brother-brand cartridges — made and distributed by the company's Japanese and U.S. units, respectively —...
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