Toshiba Can't Escape Suit Over Laptop Screen Cracks

Law360, Chicago (September 26, 2013, 3:13 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss a proposed class action against a Toshiba Corp. unit for allegedly failing to honor a warranty on crack-prone laptop screens, finding that the company’s offer to cover the plaintiff’s individual claim did not moot the case.

U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney refused Toshiba America Information Systems Inc.'s motion to dismiss the case, rejecting the company's argument that plaintiff Thomas Hardy's complaint was moot because it had offered him a $2,000 judgment under Federal Rule of Civil...
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