Microsoft Lied About Surface Tablet Storage, Buyers Claim

Law360, New York (November 14, 2012, 12:24 PM ET) -- Microsoft Corp. was hit with a putative class action Tuesday in California state court alleging the technology giant misled consumers and falsely advertised its recently released Surface RT tablet as having more storage capacity than it actually does.

Plaintiff Andrew Sokolowski claims Microsoft knows — but conceals and fails to disclose in its advertising, marketing or promotional materials — that the Windows RT operating system that runs the Surface consumes approximately 16 gigabytes of the represented storage capacity. The tablet is sold to consumers in a...
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