Lawsuit filed against Microsoft over MS Points in GFWL

Tuesday, 26 January 2010 17:14 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


A class action lawsuit against Microsoft has been filed in Philadelphia over the MS Points system used in Games For Windows Live Marketplace.

Apparently, excess points left over after purchasing items cannot be used.

GFWL uses the same points system as Xbox 360, and attorney Samuel Lassoff of Horsham, PA, said Microsoft’s using the system to “collect revenues for digital goods and services which were not provided” with the system.

Apparently, Lassoff became privy to the issue after receiving an invoice from Microsoft showing “charges for purchases he couldn’t complete”.

Citing that Microsoft “engaged in a scheme to unjustly enrich itself through their fraudulent handling”,
Lassoff claims he and “hundreds” of other Xbox Live users have been overcharged.

“Microsoft breached that contract by collecting revenues for digital goods and services which were not provided,” Lassoff said in his lawsuit, per InformationWeek.

Microsoft has yet to respond to the lawsuit, but last week Aaron Greenberg revealed that the company never intended to “mislead” folks when using MS Points as currency and is looking into making the points system more transparent.

Via BigDownload.