HP Laptop Buyers' Suit Not Bound By Web Clause, Judge Says

Law360, San Francisco (May 29, 2013, 5:22 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge held Wednesday that a terms-of-use clause on Hewlett Packard Co.’s website does not require HP to litigate a customer’s products liability class action under California law, saying the clause controls use of the website and not purchases like the plaintiff’s purportedly faulty laptop.

U.S. District Court Judge Phyllis Hamilton did not issue a formal ruling after Wednesday's hearing, but verbally rejected Nad Karim's argument that a terms-of-use clause on HP's website, which states that the relationship between HP and site visitors would be governed...
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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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