HP Wins Bid To Seal Docs In Laptop Defects Case

Law360, New York (March 4, 2011, 6:22 PM EST) -- Hewlett-Packard Co. may keep shielded from the public documents related to its summary judgment motion in a long-running class action over an alleged display screen defect in certain models of its Pavilion notebook computers, a California judge ruled Friday.

Judge James P. Kleinberg of the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara, granted the technology giant's request to keep the information private after finding the company had demonstrated an overriding interest in protecting its confidential documents, “which overcomes the right of public access to the...
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