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13 April 2024

Consumers to file suit against Microsoft

Consumers to file suit against Microsoft. (AFP)

By Reuters

An Italian consumer group is planning a class-action lawsuit against Microsoft seeking compensation for Windows software pre-installed on computers for people who did not want it.

The Aduc consumer defence association said yesterday it would present its case at a court in Florence after today's Epiphany holiday.

The move against Microsoft, the world's biggest software company, comes after a law took effect on Friday allowing consumer associations to file suit for groups of consumers. "Individual cases affect a limited number of users," Aduc Chairman Vincenzo Donvito said.

"Therefore, as there are a large number of users involved, we are taking a collective legal action against Microsoft."


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