Xbox Class Sues Microsoft For Blocking Online Access

By Zach Winnick (July 3, 2012, 8:07 PM EDT) -- A California Xbox video game system owner filed a class action in Washington federal court on Friday accusing Microsoft Corp. of breaching contracts with consumers by blocking access to its Xbox Live online service without issuing refunds for their subscriptions, purchases and credits.

The lawsuit alleges the Redmond, Wash.-based software giant ripped off hundreds of thousands of consumers when it booted them from its 25 million- to 35 million-member Xbox Live service, purportedly for violating the service's terms of use, without offering any explanation, recourse or compensation.

Xbox owner Ann Talyancich says she purchased a $59.99 12-month subscription to the Xbox...

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