XBOX ONE CONTROLLER DRIFT LITIGATION

McFadden et al., v. Microsoft Corporation, No. 2:20-cv-00640 (W.D. Wash.)

Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP (“CSK&D”) filed a class action complaint against Microsoft Corporation (“Microsoft”) on April 28, 2020. They filed an amended complaint on October 2, 2020. The complaint brings claims against Microsoft relating to alleged defects in the Microsoft-branded Xbox One controllers, including standard controllers accompanying an Xbox One console and separately sold Elite Controllers Series 1 and Series 2. The complaint, filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, alleges that the joysticks on Xbox One controllers are defective, leading users to experience drift issues. Drifting refers to when the joystick on the controllers automatically registers movement when the joystick is not being controlled by the user. Drifting can interfere significantly with gameplay. CSK&D, along with co-counsel, was appointed interim co-lead counsel.

The Magistrate recently issued a report and recommendation compelling the case to arbitration, although it declined to dismiss the case. CSK&D is currently working to pursue the case through the arbitration process. Please periodically check back for updates.

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Attorneys for this case:

Benjamin F. Johns
Samantha E. Holbrook
Alex M. Kashurba