Settlement in Epson Class-Action Suit Gets Initial Approval
If you bought an Epson inkjet printer in the U.S. during the past seven years
you might be eligible for a $45 credit with the company.
In February, a Los Angeles Superior Court preliminarily approved a proposed
settlement of a class-action lawsuit involving Epson America Inc. The settlement
resolves a suit accusing the printer manufacturer's inkjet printers and cartridges
of indicating that cartridges are "empty" and suspend printer function,
even though substantial ink remains. An August hearing will be held in Los Angeles to determine if the proposed settlement
is approved by the court.
The proposed settlement class includes U.S. consumers who purchased, leased
or otherwise received any Epson inkjet printer or inkjet cartridge from April
8, 1999 to May 8, 2006. The claim specifically includes, but is not limited
to, the Epson Stylus, PictureMate and Epson Pro model printers but excludes
Epson-branded point-of-sale receipt printers. Also excluded from the settlement
class are those who distribute, sell or service Epson inkjet printers.
Claims from the lawsuit filed against Epson in California and other state courts
include breach of contract, breach of implied warranties, unjust enrichment,
and fraudulent concealment. Epson denies any wrongdoing and the court has not
issued any rulings about the validity of the claims, but Epson has decided to
settle to avoid the cost and inconvenience of litigation, according to official
To read more or check if you are eligible to be part of settlement class