Scheduling order arguments continued in X-box lawsuit

Amelia Flood Jul. 7, 2010, 3:00am


The parties in a suit over scratched video game discs agreed to put off a case management day set last week.

Plaintiff Jason Johnson and defendant Microsoft will return to Madison County Chief Judge Ann Callis' courtroom in August.

The pair had been set to make arguments June 25 related to a case scheduling order that Microsoft requested.

They agreed to continue the hearing.

Johnson is suing Microsoft for allegedly making X-Box 306 video game consoles with a flaw that scratches game discs.

His suit claims that Microsoft violated that Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act and is guilty of product liability, among other claims.

The suit seeks damages in excess of $50,00 and costs.

Microsoft denies the claims.

Microsoft asked for the scheduling order in April.

Callis had previously been set to hear it June 4 but that date was pushed off because Callis was not available that day.

The plaintiff is represented by Emily Johnson.

Microsoft is represented by Robert Schultz Jr.

Callis took over the case from Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack due to his announced retirement plans.

Stack will leave the bench later this year.

The case is Madison case number 08-L-1141.

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