Appeals Court Revives HP Whistleblower Suit

Law360, New York (July 16, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An appeals court panel has reinstated a whistleblower case against Hewlett-Packard Co. that claims, among other things, the computer maker sold defective medical devices.

The state appeals court in San Francisco ruled Friday that the trial court had erred in dismissing the case on statute of limitations grounds. Specifically, it said the three-year limitations period should have begun when former HP engineer Robert Hindin notified the state of the alleged wrongdoing; not when he discovered the wrongdoing himself.

It then remanded the case for further proceedings....
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