YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO BENEFITS FROM A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT
A proposed settlement has been reached in a class action alleging that Hewlett-Packard Company, now known as HP Inc. (“HP”) manufactured, marketed, advertised, and sold printers that were advertised to include “HP Smart Install,” a feature designed to allow for the easy software installation of printers, when in fact this feature had been disabled from these printers, in violation of the California Legal Remedies Act Cal. Civ. Code §§ 1750 et seq. (“CLRA”), the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (“DTPA”), and related state laws. Defendant strongly denies any claims of wrongdoing, but has agreed to settle the lawsuit (defined below) to avoid the burden and cost of further litigation. You are a Settlement Class Member if you purchased an HP LaserJet Pro P1102w printer while residing in Texas or California, or an HP LaserJet Pro 200 Color MFP M276nw printer while residing in California, between April 2014, until present, and the printer was advertised to include the HP Smart Install feature, but was in fact subject to HP’s disablement of the Smart Install Feature. Such printers will be referred to herein as “Qualifying Printers.” HP’s records, and records from third party retailers who carried HP products during this time period indicate that you may have purchased a Qualifying Printer. Capitalized terms used in this Notice, other than those defined in this Notice, shall have the same meaning as set forth in the Claims Agreement.
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS LAWSUIT:
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM
If you are a valid Settlement Class Member and wish to receive a monetary recovery of $20.00 per Qualifying Printer, you need to complete and submit the enclosed Claim Form, either by mailing it to Wolf v. Hewlett Packard Company Claims Administrator P.O. Box 404017 Louisville, KY 40233-4017 or submitting it online at www.wolfsmartinstallclassaction.com. After the Settlement’s Effective Date and the Court’s final approval of the Settlement, you will then receive a check in the mail for $20.00 per Qualifying Printer that you certify you purchased.
If you do nothing, you will become a Class Member bound by the terms of the Settlement Agreement and Final Judgment, thus forfeiting your right to sue on your own regarding any claims that are part of the settlement. However, your failure to timely submit a Valid Claim Form will forfeit your right to receive a monetary recovery of $20.00 per Qualifying Printer.
ASK TO BE EXCLUDED
You can opt out of the settlement by submitting a Valid Exclusion Request to the Claims Administrator. If you do so, you will not be eligible to receive a settlement payment. But you will retain the right to sue on your own regarding any claims that are part of the settlement.
SUBMIT AN OBJECTION
You may remain a part of the settlement and write to the Court and object to the settlement. You may appear and speak at the Final Approval Hearing on your own or through a lawyer hired by you at your own expense. If the settlement is approved over your objection, however, you will receive a check in the mail for $20.00 per Class Printer that you indicate that you purchased after the settlement’s Effective Date and after the Court grants final approval of the settlement. You will be bound by the settlement and give up your right to sue on your own regarding any claims that are part of the settlement.
If you received a postcard Notice, valid Claim Forms must be submitted online or postmarked by July 21, 2018
If you received an email Notice, valid Claim Forms must be submitted online or postmarked by August 7, 2018
Valid Exclusion Forms must be submitted by June 21, 2018
Objections must be submitted by June 21, 2018
The Final Approval Hearing will take place on November 5, 2018