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Supreme Court will hear Microsoft's appeal of class action suit over scratched Xbox discs

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 16 Jan 2016 11:11 User comments (1)

Supreme Court will hear Microsoft's appeal of class action suit over scratched Xbox discs

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear Microsoft's appeal over a class action suit that alleged that the Xbox 360 hardware had a defect that led to game discs being scratched and ruined.
In the suit, Xbox 360 owners claimed that the optical disc drive could not withstand even minor vibrations, leading the games to spin "out of control" and scratch during normal gameplay, eventually making the games unplayable.

Microsoft had refuted the claim, noting that only 0.4 percent of Xbox owners ever reported disc scratching and that those owners misused the console.

A 2012 ruling dismissed the class action claims, but a 2015 appeal reversed the original dismissal.

Source:
Reuters

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117.1.2016 20:38

I lost one 360 game from this problem. Although it was more than minor vibrations. My dog pulled the power cord causing the 360 to fall about a foot onto the floor.

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