Tuesday, October 16, 2007

SCOTUS reject Microsoft appeal on racketeering

The US Supreme Court has decided that Mcirosoft and electronics retailer Best Buy will have to face racketeering charges in court.

"The Supreme Court Monday rejected an appeal by Microsoft Corp. and a unit of electronics retailer Best Buy Co. Inc. to dismiss a lawsuit alleging violation of racketeering laws through fraudulently signing up customers for Microsoft's online service.

The companies asked the justices to overturn a May ruling by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which said the civil suit could proceed. The Supreme Court is letting that ruling stand, which means the class-action lawsuit involving thousands of consumers with complaints against the companies will be litigated in federal district court."

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