HP Case Plaintiffs Seek MDL Centralization of Class Actions

RT Media had reported that HP’s firmware update on its printers caused end-users unable to use their HP printers in September.

Later, two U.S.-based law firms, Garrison Davis LLC and Girard Gibbs, had filed class actions against HP for the company’s firmware update.

According to harrismartin.com, now the plaintiffs in one of the four nationwide pending class actions against HP’s firmware update issue of America are seeking to consolidate the cases in California. As in the other three cases, the plaintiffs accused HP Inc. of using software updates to disable HP printers that used third-party ink cartridges.

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation stated that all of the four cases against HP are “similar to warrant transfer and coordination before Judge Lucy H. Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.”

Some customers who used non-HP cartridges in their HP OfficeJet, OfficeJet Pro, and OfficeJet Pro X series of printers found out that they couldn’t use the printers any longer in September. HP announced that for the sake of security, the company had updated the firmware on its OfficeJet series of printers. Those printers used the cartridges containing the HP’s Security chips wouldn’t be affected during that firmware update.

Later, the OEM apologized and issued an optional firmware update for affected customers to help recover their printers for the previous firmware updates.

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