'Vista Capable' Suit Could Cost Microsoft Up To $8.5B

Law360, New York (January 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- An expert witness has estimated that Microsoft Corp. could owe as much as $8.5 billion to upgrade computers bought by customers who are claiming in a class action that they were duped by the software giant’s 2006 “Vista Capable” marketing campaign.

Keith Leffler, an economics professor and an expert witness for the plaintiffs, stated in a filing unsealed by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington on Wednesday that he assessed it would cost Microsoft between $3.1 billion to $8.5 billion to upgrade...
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Case Information

Case Title

Kelley v. Microsoft Corporation

Case Number



Washington Western

Nature of Suit

P.I.: Other


Marsha J. Pechman

Date Filed

March 29, 2007

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