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Family sueing MS for death of child because of a...xbox?

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Illinois family sue Microsoft and Wal-Mart over Xbox-related death

In a second bit of Illinois related news, a family from said state has blamed a faulty Xbox system for the death of their child back in December of 2004. Why? The console was said to have overheated and caused the wall outlet to spark a fire, perhaps because of likely a recalled power cord. As a result, the family is suing Microsoft, Wal-Mart and finally, a power supply manufacturer for damages that total more than $50,000. Interestingly, the law suit names the console culprit as an Xbox 360, in 2004? Doubt it.

Sources: http://www.maxconsole.net/?mode=news&newsid=17260
Source of Source: http://www.engadget.com/2007/05/24/microso...er-babys-death/

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It's about time someone sued Microsoft! I would have LOVED to sue them. I just hate them.

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QUOTE (FPS Brandon @ May 26 2007, 08:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's about time someone sued Microsoft! I would have LOVED to sue them. I just hate them.


Fail

srsly though, Xbox 360 came out in 2005 didnt it??, so how did they get it in 2004 i want this time traveling machine!!

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Click here to find out more!...MICROSOFT HAS confirmed the official release date of the Xbox 360, which is due to be released in America two days before the traditional Thanksgiving consumer rush on November 22nd.
The console will be rolled out from there to the UK on Friday, December 2nd and in Japan Saturday December 10th.


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Funny that, I've never heard about this. I'm not sure who's at fault here, either M$ or the power supply manufacturer, but the family do deserve some kind of compensation.


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SUE THE WEAK SPOT FOR MASIVE FAIL

ok when you start suing a retailer because of a faulty product you are just a money hungry asshole.

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QUOTE (sK.Candyman @ May 26 2007, 09:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Fail

srsly though, Xbox 360 came out in 2005 didnt it??, so how did they get it in 2004 i want this time traveling machine!!

Yeah I noticed that after I posted.

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maybe their time traveling machine was the one that caught fire

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I don't think they should sue MS for what happened, because the wall outlet caused the fire, not the Xbox.
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It was a recalled power connecter. Recalled means you send it in.

If a pet were to die from eating recalled infected food right now (God forbid) the company wouldn't be at fault. Simply because the product was recalled.

There is no way that MS will lose the case.

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Its really sad when this sort of thing happens. Id almost think microsoft should give them compensation...but then EVERY money hungry asshole would be after it from minor damages caused by the faulty powercord.

But then again, if lawsuit money will fill the gaping hole in your life left by your child burning to death, you dont deserve to live.


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They will lose vs. M$. Microsoft has a pretty much infinite budget for lawyers.. they just use the chewbacca method and it's over.


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Chewy method, thats a good one. Chuckle



Seriously though, people are sueing people over everything nowadays.
Spilled coffee to fast food making people fat, it's sad.

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It's probably the fault of the company that made the power cord, not the PSU. The family is wasting their time though. I'd rather just try to get over the problem than fight a losing battle. Microsoft should give them some kind of compensation though. Maybe not money but grief counselling would be cool.

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QUOTE (FPS Brandon @ May 26 2007, 09:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's about time someone sued Microsoft! I would have LOVED to sue them. I just hate them.

lol what, do you prefer Linux?


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Dodgy power cord yes, they got nothing on MS or Wal-Mart going on that story as much as I'd like to see them sued. No particular reason apart from it'd be amusing to see.

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Already been said but whatever, The 360 was released around December 2005, So it is impossible for them to have one in my opinion. A faulty power cord, Sounds a little odd aswell.. If they noticed anything they should have got it replaced in the first place.
They will not win against microsoft with that kind of story either pp_smiley14.gif The 360 part sounds fake to me.

Maybe they are old and got confused with the 360 and normal xbox pp_smiley14.gif

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So their child is dead, and they're just thinking about money? Some people need to seriously rethink their values.

I hope MS grinds them into the dust. Better yet, I hope they drop it so MS don't look like bastards for grinding them into the dust.
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Anyone ever heard the Weird Al Yankovic song I'll Sue Ya?

I wonder... by this logic I wonder if I can sue Blizzard for making World Of Warcraft so addictive that I dropped out of my college course and spent my student loans on subscriptions?
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Maybe we should ask TimeCruiserMike, he'll have the answers.

*strokes chin*


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The family might of got confused between the original Xbox and Xbox 360, in 2004, it's obviously the original xbox.

They can't sue M$ for something like that anyway, it's not a design flaw of the Xbox, and if it is a faulty power lead, who's to blame for that?




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