U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Microsoft appeal in Xbox case

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 15, 2016 4:06 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider Microsoft Corp's <MSFT.O> bid to fend off class action claims by Xbox 360 owners who contend that the videogame console has a design defect that causes game discs to be gouged.

The court will review a March 2015 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on the question of whether a lower court decision denying class certification to the plaintiffs could be challenged.

(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Will Dunham)