Judge Pares Down Microsoft Phone Tracking Class Action

Law360, New York (June 25, 2012, 5:44 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Friday nixed state consumer protection and privacy claims brought by a proposed class of customers alleging Microsoft Corp.’s software illegally tracked their locations, but allowed the suit to go forward on federal Stored Communications Act claims.

U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour denied Microsoft’s bid to dismiss consumers’ claims that the software giant violated the federal Stored Communications Act, but tossed state consumer protection and privacy claims, federal wiretap claims and unjust enrichment allegations.

Judge Coughenour found that lead plaintiff Rebecca...
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