HP Unplugs Class Action Over Underpowered Computers

Law360, New York (October 12, 2012, 12:17 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday tossed a proposed class action accusing Hewlett-Packard Co. of deceptively selling two lines of computers that had inadequate power supplies, saying the plaintiff failed to sufficiently allege breach of contract, unfair competition and fraud claims.

In granting HP’s motion to dismiss but giving plaintiff David Elias leave to amend his complaint, U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh rejected Elias’ argument that he had presented a valid claim of breach of express warranty by alleging that an inherent defect most certainly...
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