Epson Ink Waste Class Action Mostly Scrapped

Law360, New York (August 1, 2011, 5:23 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Friday threw out most of a putative class action against Epson America Inc., saying the printer maker had no duty to tell customers its ink-jet printers were less efficient than other brands.

U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez said that courts have unequivocally rejected the idea that a manufacturer is obliged to disclose on its packaging that its products perform less efficiently than similar products from competing manufacturers and that there was no defect in the product.

"California’s consumer protection laws,...
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