Samuel Lassoff, an attorney in Philadelphia, is taking Microsoft to court over claims that the Xbox 360's currency system - Microsoft Points - exists to "unjustly enrich" the console manufacturer.

The basis of Lassoff's complaint will no doubt also the basis of many of your complaints over the system. Namely, that prices are engineered so that you buy more points than you need, but the leftover points aren't enough to buy something else.

He alleges that this practice amounts to a "fraudulent handling" of his account, the end result being the attorney is now filing a class action suit against Microsoft.

It's convenient timing on the part of Lassoff, coming on the heels of Microsoft's comments last week which cast doubt on the future of the unpopular, confusing currency system. Hopefully this gives the company the kick along it needs to do away with it altogether.


Microsoft Points Draw Class Action Suit [Information Week]