Judge's Recusal Revives Microsoft Online Privacy Suit

Law360, New York (February 28, 2012, 6:50 PM EST) -- A federal judge gave new life Tuesday to a putative class action claiming Microsoft Corp. illegally obtained personal information from consumers who downloaded its software, vacating her order dismissing the case because of a conflict of interest.

U.S. District Judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen said she discovered that she should have recused herself from the case because of an unspecified conflict of interest. On making the admission, Judge Nguyen withdrew and vacated a dismissal order issued in January, and struck as obsolete the motion for reconsideration filed by plaintiff Jason...
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