Bill Gates Set to Tesify in Xbox Fire Case?

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Bill Gates Set to Tesify in Xbox Fire Case?

Postby [Prey] » Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:30 pm

The lawyer for the family of a teenage girl who was horribly burned in a house fire allegedly sparked by a faulty Xbox game console is threatening to have Microsoft chairman Bill Gates testify about the safety of his company's offshore manufacturing practices.

Attorney William Tinning said in a letter to Microsoft last week that he would seek "an apex deposition for Mr. Gates given his worldwide speeches about the inadequacies of capitalism and the need for his Warren Buffet-funded charitable trust to bridge the gap.

"This is in direct contrast with his business organization policies," wrote Tinning. Microsoft is "one of the largest employers of low wage earners in China for products built to the specification of his company which have resulted in massive recalls for safety issues," he added.

Tinning said he would proceed with efforts to depose Gates unless Microsoft settles for at least $25 million.

Microsoft has denied responsibility for the fire.


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Postby Hyssy » Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:50 pm

Hah, good luck.

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Postby Nethlyn » Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:56 pm

If the fire department don't prove it was the Xbox, their cash would be better spent on reconstructive surgery for the kid. As someone pointed out, there was a recall. If it was a 360 I'd be more inclined to believe the family, given how many of them have dropped dead since launch.


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