Updated Microsoft EULA prohibits class action lawsuits

By Shawn Knight ยท 18 replies
May 29, 2012
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  1. Microsoft is following in the footsteps of several other large corporations by adding a clause to their end-user license agreements that will prevent individuals from filing class-action lawsuits against them....

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  2. Linux looks better and better each day...
  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,002   +1,322

    seems kinda questionable to me.
  4. viperfl

    viperfl TS Enthusiast Posts: 29   +9

    Your only limited to a certain amount in small claims court and arbitration don't usually favor the victim. Microsoft would cut down there losses considerably by doing this. On the other hand, in a class action lawsuit, the victims get very little while the lawyers make out big time. In the end, the victims lose either way.
  5. Did SONY not do something similar recently?
  6. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    You would know for sure if you had taken the time to read the article.

  7. Perhaps that Supreme Court ruling should be repealed. Not that I am a fan of lawyers making loads of money but it removes a avenue of holding a big corporation responsible for misdeeds...
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,745   +3,710

    I smell foul play in the future. Something MS & Sony is wanting to protect themselves against before hand.
  9. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,374   +69

    I thought there was a recent ruling that said eulas are not the word of god and can be invalid in courts. Realize that eulas are not laws and don't have to be followed.
  10. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Evangelist Posts: 511   +152

    I dunno what dream world you're living in, but the only way you aren't bound to an agreement is if its unlawful. These anti class action lawsuit clauses are deemed legal by the supreme court so its legally binding.
  11. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    thats it.. im done.. I don't wanna live on this planet anymore.
  12. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,486   +45

    Pretty smart imo. People are jumping on the bandwagon as soon as they hear "class action."
  13. killeriii

    killeriii TS Enthusiast Posts: 213   +14

    1. eulas are not law.
    2. clicking a mouse button does not always bind you by law.
    3. there's no witness to the act.

    sort of seems like the issue with holding people lawfully accountable to their IP addresses.

    In the end, money talks.
  14. ohh too bad for MS and all other companies that this kind of clause doesnt work against the consumer law at my country...well, keep trying MS ...
  15. Agreed with the above comment, it is akin to a shop keeper saying no refunds with sign out the front of their store.

    It isn't the law and it is only to discourage ppl from trying, when I see this type of stupidity I tend to think what are they scared of that they resort to such lamented practices.
  16. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Evangelist Posts: 646   +89

    I don't think this should EVER be allowed to happen under the law and their should be a law preventing this from happening, BUT I do think that CAL's today can get ridiculous as their are lawyers who would love to take the chance to sue a huge corporation. I mean Apple got sued for Siri....wtf? I mean really, their have been automobiles that have almost killed people in the past let alone features that thousands of people didn't like and people didn't sue and that's on a $15k+ product but everyone wants to sue Apple for a $700 phone?
  17. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 820   +345

    Wasn't there a recent court ruling that declared EULAs not legally binding?
  18. rrplay

    rrplay TS Rookie

    yeah that is why the wordsmithy lawyers can charge the big bucks writing these Eulas up, with "By clicking on the submit you agree to these terms and conditions" along with the "terms and conditions of this agreement are subject to change at any time" .Some of this is also with health care too ,with a signature that may be required before a surgical procedure stating that you are not going to file suit or hold the doctor or office liable in the case something goes wrong. ...yeah right !!!

    The brainwashing continues ...oh well...
  19. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,374   +69

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