Class Action Over Microsoft XP Downgrades Nixed

Law360, New York (February 24, 2010, 2:18 PM EST) -- Microsoft Corp. has persuaded a federal judge to toss a proposed antitrust class action alleging that the company unfairly requires customers who want to run the Windows XP operating system on their new computers to first purchase Windows Vista or Windows 7 and then “downgrade” to XP.

Judge Marsha J. Pechman of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington on Monday dismissed with prejudice a Washington Consumer Protection Act claim against the technology giant brought on behalf of consumers by California resident Emma...
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