Italy class-action suit planned against Microsoft
An Italian consumer group is planning a class-action lawsuit against Microsoft Corp seeking compensation for Windows software pre-installed on computers for people who did not want it.
The Aduc consumer defense association said on Tuesday it would present its case at a court in Florence after Wednesday'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 told Reuters.