HP Counterclaims Survive In Overtime Class Action

Law360, Los Angeles (January 21, 2014, 6:19 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss Hewlett-Packard Co.'s counterclaims in a putative overtime class action, ruling the computer giant had properly claimed it suffered damages after the lead plaintiff copied proprietary information before quitting.

U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh denied the plaintiffs’ motion to dismiss breach-of-contract and other counterclaims the company brought after it allegedly discovered that lead plaintiff Eric Benedict had made copies of his work laptop, which HP says contained files he should not have had access to. The plaintiffs...
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