HP, Hartford Snuff $3.4M Suit Over Printer Fire

Law360, New York (August 19, 2011, 12:56 PM EDT) -- Hartford Insurance Co. settled a $3.4 million product liability suit against Hewlett Packard Co. that claimed an HP printer was defective and unreasonably dangerous and caused a fire that severely damaged a Pennsylvania office building, according to an order entered Thursday.

U.S. Magistrate Judge M. Faith Angell dismissed the case with prejudice, along with a related case brought by building owner Pentony Real Estate Inc., according to the order signed Wednesday but entered Thursday.

The terms of the settlement were not immediately available Friday, and representatives...
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