Abington IP Starts Banned XBox Live Class Action Investigation
Today IncGamers.com (linked above) have reported that Abington IP, a law firm specializing in consumer class actions, has started an investigation into the recent XBox Live bans.
Users who were banned from the service may wish to fill out the http://www.abingtonlaw.com/Xbox-Live-class-action.html?gclid=CPfl4-Tjkp4CFQ8MDQodYlHSoQ available and take part in a Class Action Lawsuit against Microsoft if you were not refunded a prorated sum for the time left on your subscription.
To quote: "An investigation is currently being conducted regarding business practices of Microsoft with respect to its recent cancellation of certain modified Xbox consoles for use with Xbox Live.
This "convenient" timing may have resulted in more Xbox Live subscription revenues for Microsoft than it would have generated had these Xbox console bans taken place at some time before the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Halo 3: ODST.
Additionally, sales of both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (published by Activision) and Halo 3: ODST (published by Microsoft Game Studios) would likely have been greatly diminished had the Xbox console ban occurred prior to the release of these games.
If you are an Xbox Live subscriber, had your modified Xbox console banned from Xbox Live, were not refunded a prorated sum for the time left on your subscription, and would like to participate in a class action against Microsoft, please submit your information."
I dont see how anyone could hope to win, no matter when they did it, you can claim it was another thing... just like when i use to cheat on Halo 2.
i spent atleast 5/12 months banned from XBL, and i kept doing it without question and would only be able to play for 1 - 2 days, but reguardless i knew doing it would result in a ban, just like they did =\
The timing argument will be thrown out. This isn't the first time they have done bans, so trying to say this particular ban rampage coincided with COD and 2 months (!!!) after Halo is a stretch, at best. Everyone is just looking to get some $$, despite clearly violating the terms. You know these lawyers will jump on anything that has a potential pool of tens of thousands of defendents!