HP Can’t Quite Beat Investor Claims Over Nixing WebOS

Law360, New York (May 10, 2013, 8:44 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge left intact several claims that Hewlett-Packard Co. executives misrepresented the company’s plans for the WebOS operating system after it bought Palm Inc., but did trim the bulk of the allegations from the putative shareholder class action.

U.S. District Judge Andrew J. Guilford ruled that statements former HP CEO Leo Apotheker and current executive vice president Todd Bradley made in summer 2011 regarding the company’s commitment to using the WebOS system with its hardware products could be seen as actionable misrepresentations.

“Apotheker and...
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