SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A Louisiana woman alleges that a central processing unit in her computer is defective and is vulnerable to security issues.
Diana Hauck filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Jan. 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Advanced Micro Devices Inc. alleging breach of implied warranty, breach of express warranty and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff purchased an HP Notebook computer in November 2016 that was equipped with the defendant's processor. She alleges that the defendant's central processing units are vulnerable to the Spectre defect, meaning she and the class members "have been saddled with overpriced processors that are slower and more vulnerable to security risks than what they bargained for."
The plaintiff holds Advanced Micro Devices Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly represented that its processors were secure and of certain speeds when they were not secure and did not operate at the stated processing speeds.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks declaratory relief, enjoin the defendant, restitution, damages, statutory and punitive damages, penalties, disgorgement, court costs, interest and any further relief the court grants.
She is represented by Eli R. Greenstein, Jennifer L. Joost and Stacey M. Kaplan of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check LLP in San Francisco and by other law firms.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California case number 5:18-cv-00447-SVK