Microsoft Hit With Class Action Over Xbox Texts

Law360, New York (August 25, 2011, 7:32 PM EDT) -- Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday was slapped with a proposed consumer class action in California federal court alleging it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending unsolicited text messages to promote its Xbox video game console.

The tech giant sent texts promoting Xbox to thousands of consumers' wireless telephone numbers, forcing them to pay their carriers for receiving those texts, according to the suit, which seeks at least $5 million.

Microsoft has hurt consumers not only because they "were subjected to the aggravation that necessarily accompanies...
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