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Windows 7: Microsoft's New Terms of Service to Block Class Action Suits

25 May 2012   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Microsoft's New Terms of Service to Block Class Action Suits

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Microsoft said late Friday that the company has begun changing its user agreements to prevent consumers from filing class-action lawsuits against the company.

In a blog post authored by Jim Fielden, the assistant general counsel at Microsoft, the company said that it would take advantage of a 2011 Supreme Court case, AT&T Mobility vs. Concepcion, that allows companies to settle a complaint either privately or via small claims court, but can prevent the plaintiff from forming a class for a class action lawsuit.
Read more at:
Microsoft's New Terms of Service to Block Class Action Suits | News & Opinion | PCMag.com


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25 May 2012   #2
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

The only people that I have seen get much for a class action suite was the Lawyers. I get notices from time to time on some of these suites and the payout was not worth the postage to send in the form. Now all the Lawyers will be complaining about our rights to sue.

Jim
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27 May 2012   #3
Trucidation

 

Not sure if this is a good thing. I'm all for fewer frivolous lawsuits but class actions exist for a reason, right?
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28 May 2012   #4
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Fewer frivolous lawsuits are worth it. I would rather MS 'abuse' the service that they sell rather than hear another story about a lawsuit. It is understandable if MS is bullying another company, but come on... lawsuits because you found a way to use the law to make fast cash? A big reason so many products are so expensive.
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