Barnes & Noble Must Provide Ordering Info In Tablet Sale Row

Law360, New York (October 19, 2012, 12:37 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge ruled Thursday in a proposed class action that Barnes & Noble Inc. must provide information on customers who tried to buy discounted Hewlett-Packard Co. tablets on the bookseller’s website only to have their orders canceled, allegedly in violation of false advertising and contract laws.

In granting lead plaintiff Kevin Khoa Nguyen’s motion to compel, U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert N. Block said Barnes & Noble failed to justify its objection to turning over the requested information. The information includes advertisements and promotional materials...
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