HP Escapes Class Suit Over Nvidia Computer Chips

Law360, New York (May 9, 2011, 2:58 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Friday threw out a putative class action claiming Hewlett-Packard Co. knowingly sold and failed to offer warranty services for defective computers equipped with Nvidia Corp. chips, saying the plaintiffs’ claims were released by a settlement in a related case.

Judge Lucy Koh ruled that Normand Perron and G. David Hatfield’s class action complaint couldn’t survive dismissal following the recent settlement of a consolidated class action against Nvidia that alleged similar defects. Perron and Hatfield accused HP of selling notebook computers with...
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