If you’re a fan of Microsoft Office, you might be interested in the recent lawsuit that has been filed against the company. Here are the details you need to know.
Microsoft is being sued for allegedly overcharging customers for Office 365.
The lawsuit, which was filed in California, claims that Microsoft is in violation of the state’s False Advertising Law and Unfair Competition Law.
The plaintiff, M. Frank Rudy, Jr., is seeking class action status for the lawsuit.
Rudy claims that Microsoft is advertising Office 365 as a “subscription” when, in reality, it is a “perpetual license.”
According to the lawsuit, Microsoft is overcharging customers by as much as 25%.
Rudy is seeking unspecified damages and a court order that would stop Microsoft from “engaging in further false and misleading advertising.”
Microsoft has not yet commented on the lawsuit.
This is not the first time that Microsoft has been accused of overcharging for Office 365.
In 2015, the European Commission fined Microsoft 567 million for “misleading” consumers about the prices of Office 365.
The Commission found that Microsoft had “engaged in illegal practices regarding the way it sells its Office 365 software.”
Microsoft is currently facing another lawsuit in the United States over the pricing of Office 365.
In that lawsuit, the plaintiffs allege that Microsoft is “systematically overcharging” customers by “bundling” Office 365 with other products and services.
The plaintiffs are seeking class action status for that lawsuit as well.
Microsoft has not commented on that lawsuit either.
This is a developing story and we will update this post with more information as it becomes available.