Xbox 360 Gamers Run Out Of Lives At Supreme Court

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Publish Date:
June 12, 2017
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  • Ryan, Tim
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Courthouse News Service
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Taking a stand Monday against “piecemeal appeals,” the Supreme Court killed off an attempt to hold Microsoft liable for scratched-up Xbox game discs.

Though Microsoft chalks the claims up to user mishandling, gamers say defective consoles are to blame, rendering their discs inoperable after even the slightest disturbance. The phenomenon at issue is unique to the Xbox 360, however, a console displaced in 2013 by the Xbox One.

At oral arguments in March, the gamers were represented by Peter Stris with the Los Angeles firm Stris Maher. Stanford Law School attorney Jeffrey Fisher argued for Microsoft.

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