HP, Sidley Austin Escape Sanctions In Overtime Suit

Law360, San Francisco (January 23, 2014, 8:36 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday refused to sanction Hewlett Packard Co. and Sidley Austin LLP for allegedly making false statements about the named plaintiff in a proposed overtime class action against HP, finding they plausibly claimed he illegally copied his hard drive before leaving the company.

U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh rejected plaintiff and former HP employee Eric Benedict’s argument that HP had no basis to argue that his decision to copy his hard drive before joining a rival business caused the company to...
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