Baggett v. Hewlett-Packard Company

Case # 07-cv-00667
Case Name Baggett v. Hewlett-Packard Company
Jurisdiction US District Court for C.D. CA
Summary

Lawsuit contends that HP LaserJet printers would automatically shut down when the toner cartridge read "empty," even though some toner remained.  This feature could not be overridden by the consumer and lead to unnecessary purchases of new toner cartridges, which materially benefited the Defendant.

Final Approval Date 08/31/2011
Result
  1. Final Approval granted.
  2. All objections overruled.
  3. Objector Sibley (through Attorney Cox) appealed the Final Approval.
  4. Objector Sibley's appeal was voluntarily withdrawn.
Dismissal of Last Appeal 11/21/2011
Attachments Docket Report.pdf
Preliminary Approval Order.pdf
Final Approval Order.pdf
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Objection of Steve A. Miller

Objectors Steve A. Miller
Signers Steve A. Miller
Attorneys Steve A. Miller
Summary
  1. Attorneys' fees are excessive.
  2. Coupon provisions are improper.
  3. Value of the settlement cannot be known until a later date.
Attachments Objection of Steve A. Miller.pdf
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Objection of Theodore H. Frank

Objectors Theodore H. Frank
Signers Theodore H. Frank
Attorneys Theodore H. Frank
Summary
  1. Coupon provisions are improper.
    • Value of the coupons to the class is not settled.
  2. Injunctive relief should not be considered a class benefit.
  3. Attorneys' fees are excessive.

NOTE:  Ted Frank largely relied on his filings in a similar case, In re HP Inkjet Litigation 05-cv-03580, in this matter.

Attachments Objection of Theodore H. Frank.pdf
Frank Reply in Support of Objection.pdf
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Objection of Gary W. Sibley

Objectors Gary W. Sibley
Signers Gary W. Sibley
Attorneys Thomas L. Cox Jr.
Summary
  1. Coupon provisions are improper.
    • Amounts to a marketing campaign for the Defendant.
    • Expiration date is unnecessary.
    • Non-transferability of coupons is unnecessary.
  2. Class representative awards are excessive.
  3. Attorneys' fees are excessive.
  4. Injunctive relief is illusory.

NOTE:  Thomas L. Cox, Jr. filed his appearance on the appeal.

Attachments Objection of Gary W. Sibley.pdf
Appeal of Objector Sibley.pdf
Cox Appearance for Objector-Appellant Sibley.pdf
Dismissal of Sibley Appeal.pdf
Sibley Appeal Docket.pdf
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