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Yea... "You should have known better" law suits typically only get any traction when someone dies.

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Yea... that's messed up.

 

Yes the outage sucked.

 

Should service have been better? Yes.

 

Are people paying for a service they didn't receive? Yes

 

 

Is the approximate $1 a week you pay for XBOX live service in any way worth $5 million in damages to 3 customers?

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I doubt they will get much, maybe some money for the days Live was out. If it's a pay service and if not, then they'll have to probably show some sort of reliance and detriment due to their reliance on a promise of service?

 

I also don't understand the $5 mill figure or where it came from, usually judges don't randomly give out money because they know a lot more law suits of that caliber will appear on their docket and...judges don't want to do any extra work!

 

 

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not trying to defend this ridiculous law suit but just as a clarification:

 

its a class action suit; i.e., 5 million dollars is a figure entitled to compensate all xbox live users who were "harmed" during the outage. the 3 people who filed the suit are just named plaintiffs for the paperwork.

 

even so, a 5 million dollar suit wouldnt net people jack. as of november, xbox live had roughly 8 million users...giving every one 63 cents if the suit was to win. *woopty doo*

 

then again, the lawsuit is more of a statement by some angry customers about their perceived injury from the servers being down.

 

anyways, its a stupid idea.....but 3 people wont be getting 1.6 million each :P

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Most of the reports are saying it was because of an influx in new users, however theres the rumor of a possible DoS attack on Passport\Live authentication that basically screwed it all up for Live since thats how everyone gets authenticated.

 

http://www.primotechnology.com/2008/01/03/...sult-of-attack/

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