HP Settles Ink-Jet Cartridge Class Actions For $5M

Law360, New York (September 2, 2011, 7:22 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday approved a $5 million settlement that resolves two hard-fought consumer class actions over Hewlett-Packard Co.'s laser ink-jet printers, dismissing the objections of plaintiffs who argued the terms of the deal were unfair.

U.S. District Judge Andrew J. Guilford's approval follows a yearlong battle over the terms of the settlement, which gives class members Internet credits for new HP printers and printing supplies.

Named plaintiff James Young objected to the settlement's terms at a fairness hearing in February. He was supported...
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