Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Microsoft and Best Buy racketeering case, Appeal rejected by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court Monday rejected an appeal by Microsoft (M$) and BestBuy? in the racketeering case against Microsoft and Best Buy that alleges consumers had MSN accounts activated and were charged for them without their knowledge when they purchased new PCs at the big box store.
In that ruling, the court reinstated the case, which accuses Microsoft and Best Buy of violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.
The Supreme Court allowed the ruling to stand.
The two companies will now face a class-action lawsuit involving thousands of consumers and potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.
News source at PC World

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