Brother Printer Ink Cartridge Class Action Booted Again

Law360, New York (October 1, 2010, 2:57 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has for the second time dismissed a putative class action alleging Brother International Corp. printers cheated consumers out of toner by shutting down before the ink in a cartridge could run out.

Judge Freda L. Wolfson of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey said in an opinion Wednesday that the plaintiffs in the suit, who purchased models of Brother's printers, did not adequately plead among other claims that the products violated the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act or breached...
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