Supreme Court will hear Microsoft’s appeal over Xbox 360 disc-scratching suit

Saturday, 16 January 2016 20:07 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

It appears the class-action lawsuit brought against Microsoft over Xbox 360 scratching customer’s discs isn’t over just yet.

The lawsuit was first filed in 2007, and testimony provided in 2008 alleged Microsoft knew there was a design defect which would cause Xbox 360 discs to be scratched and rendering them unplayable.

Platiffs claimed an overly sensitive optical disc was the issue, as it caused discs to hit other parts of the console.

Testimony from Microsoft program manager Hiroo Umeno stated the optical disc drive team, knew about the issue.

“When we first discovered the problem in September or October (2005), when we got a first report of disc movement, we knew this is what’s causing the problem,” he said.

Microsoft said only 0.4% of owners reported disc scratching and damage caused by consumer misuse was “not a product defect.”

A federal judge dismissed the class-action lawsuit in 2012 as there weren’t enough complaints to justify a class action. Not long after, a federal appeals court reversed the decision allowing a class-action to move forward.

Since then, the case has gone through various appeals without a trial being set.

According to the Associated Press, Supreme Court justices agreed Friday to hear an appeal from Microsoft. The firm argues that “individual claims by the plaintiffs had previously been thrown out.”

We’ll keep you up-to-date on this as things progress.

Thanks, Gamespot.

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