HP Can't Dodge Class Action Over Custom-Built Laptops

Law360, San Francisco (January 9, 2013, 6:25 PM EST) -- A California federal court judge on Wednesday shot down Hewlett-Packard Co.'s bid to dismiss a potential class action, saying the plaintiff had been specific enough in arguing a built-to-order laptop he bought online couldn't use a dual-band wireless card despite HP’s claims that it could.

Hewlett Packard had argued that Ned Karim's lawsuit failed to show that he had seen a statement on the company's website claiming the laptop would run dual-band wireless, or that he had relied on a statement like this when he purchased...
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Case Information

Case Title

Karim v. Hewlett-Packard Company

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Contract Product Liability


Phyllis J. Hamilton

Date Filed

October 10, 2012

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