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  • A legitimate-looking lawsuit claiming damages for the Win10 coerced upgrade

    Posted on March 25th, 2017 at 13:13 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Many of you have posted here, and written to me privately, threatening to sue Microsoft for the pushy nature of the “Get Windows 10” campaign.

    It looks like one firm, the Chicago firm of Edelman, Combs, Latturner & Goodwin LLC, has taken up the challenge. As reported in The Register (yes, in the UK) yesterday, reports on a filing in Chicago US District Court on Thursday, claiming MS

    failed to exercise reasonable care in designing, formulating, and manufacturing the Windows 10 upgrade and placing it into the stream of commerce… As a result of its failure to exercise reasonable care, [the company] distributed an operating system that was liable to cause loss of data or damage to hardware.

    You can read the complaint here.

    The attorneys are seeking class action status.

    Based on reports on the Edelman Combs web site (which I haven’t independently confirmed), the firm has experience in the field. Edelman declares:

    Areas of Practice:
    25% Consumer Law
    75% Class Actions
    Deceptive Trade Practices

    You might want to take advantage of the firm’s “Contact Us” box on any of its web pages to see if you qualify for joining the class.

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