Microsoft Evades Class Claims In Xbox 360 Defect Case

Law360, Chicago (March 28, 2012, 2:57 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge axed class claims Tuesday from a consumer lawsuit alleging that Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 game console is defective because it can damage game discs, finding a Ninth Circuit ruling did not undermine an order denying certification in an earlier Xbox 360 suit.

U.S. District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez granted Microsoft's motion to reject claims brought for two proposed classes in the suit alleging that the Xbox 360 video game console is inherently defective because it gouges game discs inside it when tilted,...
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