Faulty equipment suit against Compaq dismissed

On March 2, Judge Thad Heartfield in the US District Court in Beaumont issued a final order in the case, granting Compaq's motion for summary judgment and dismissing the plaintiff's suit, Compaq said.

"Our position has been clear from the beginning ... Compaq products work as intended," said Compaq spokesman Alan Hodel. "We are gratified that our persistence was vindicated by Judge Heartfield's dismissal."

The dismissed civil suit was filed by two consumers in 1999, alleging that Compaq sold some computers with floppy disk drives and controllers that failed to detect data errors.

A similar suit is still pending in a state court in Texas. The suits were filed in the wake of Toshiba America's 1999 settlement for $US1 billion, in a separate Beaumont case involving charges that it had sold faulty drives.

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