HP Fails To Shred Printer Defect Class Action

Law360, New York (August 11, 2011, 1:18 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday preserved a proposed class action accusing Hewlett-Packard Co. of falsely marketing a printer as being faster than it is, saying the plaintiff had plausibly inferred HP knew about an alleged defect in the product.

In rejecting HP's motion to dismiss the suit, Judge Lucy H. Koh shot down the company's argument that plaintiff Chaim Kowalsky's state Unfair Competition Law and Consumer Legal Remedies Act claims fail because he had not sufficiently alleged the company knew about the purported defect....
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