Class Decertified In Microsoft ‘Vista Capable’ Suit

Law360, New York (February 19, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has decertified the class in a suit alleging Microsoft Corp. misled consumers with a marketing campaign for the Vista operating system by claiming that the product would work on computers that didn't actually support it.

Judge Marsha J. Pechman of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington granted Microsoft’s motion to decertify the class on Wednesday, ruling that the class of consumers who had purchased “Vista Capable” computers hadn’t properly proved their “price inflation” theory that Microsoft was able to...
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