Judge Upholds Class Cert. In Acer Faulty Laptop Suit

Law360, New York (March 23, 2012, 5:20 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Friday upheld certification of a nationwide class of about 1 million consumers claiming Acer America Corp. sold defective laptops, ruling the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes did not bar the class.

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White refused to reconsider his March 2011 order granting class certification in the lawsuit, which claims Acer knowingly sold laptops without enough memory to support their operating systems.

Acer argued that in light of the Dukes ruling, the judge should revisit...
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