BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – A Jefferson County, Alabama, consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against a printer manufacturer over a firmware update.

Dan Bayse filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama against HP Inc. alleging negligence and other counts and seeking injunctive relief.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff owns a HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 printer that he purchased in 2014. The suit states that he is a heavy user of the printer and frequently buys cartridges. He alleges that he is concerned the defendant will raise the price of its ink cartridges after the firmware update and that the firmware will not allow him to use third-party cartridges.

The plaintiff holds HP Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly forced updated its OfficeJet printers to makes them unable to accept refilled or any third-party ink cartridges.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks enjoin the defendant, award all damages to plaintiff, statutory damages and interest, injunctive and/or declaratory relief, court costs and any further relief the court grants. He is represented by W. Lewis Garrison Jr., Taylor Bartlett, Mark Ekonen, and Christopher Hood of Heninger Garrison Davis LLC in Birmingham, Alabama.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama Case number 2:16-cv-01583-JEO

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