HP Fails To Power Off Laptop Marketing Action

Law360, New York (February 6, 2014, 3:45 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday gave a Hewlett-Packard Co. laptop buyer the green light to pursue class claims that the company peddled computers without disclosing they had insufficient power to handle software upgrades, saying the suit offered a credible fraudulent omission theory.

In denying HP's motion to dismiss, U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh ruled that plaintiff David Elias had stated a plausible claim for violations of the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act and the fraud prong of the state's Unfair Competition Law, plus common-law...
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