Modified Class Cert. Granted In HP False Ad Action

Law360, New York (September 9, 2016, 2:20 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge has partially certified a class of Hewlett Packard customers in that state who say the company falsely claimed a series of laser printers were "easy" to install, but declined to extend that certification to printer buyers across the country.

In a Sept. 1 order that was entered into the court's docket on Thursday, U.S. District Judge Beverly Reid O’Connell certified a class of California consumers who sometime after April 2014 purchased HP's Laser Jet P1102 printers the buyers claim promised a “smart install” feature on the printer boxes that wasn't actually available to consumers, which they say...

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