Microsoft Marketing Suit Gets Class Action Status

Law360, New York (February 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge granted class action status on Friday to a suit against Microsoft over the technology giant's marketing campaign for its Vista operating system.

The suit was filed last March by two consumers who allege that the marketing of certain computers running Windows XP as “Windows Vista capable” was misleading, since the machines could run only a stripped-down “Home Basic” version of Vista, which lacked the new operating system's key features.

Judge Marsha Pechman of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington...
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