It's kind hard being the Bill Gates company these days.
Gates' Microsoft is repairing millions of faulty Xbox 360s barely two years after recalling more than 14 million Xbox units due to potential fire hazard concerns with the power cords.
A Warsaw, Ill, family is suing the technology giant, claiming that a bad Xbox 360 sparked a catastrophic fire at their home, which killed their infant son.
According to Information Week, Microsoft is asking the suit be dismissed, saying that misuse or abuse led to the blaze.
The family filed the suit in December, claiming the wiring that connected the Xbox 360 to an electrical outlet became so hot that it started the blaze. The lawsuit asks for unspecified damages.
The suit is being heard in U.S. District Court in Central Illinois and names Microsoft, Wal-Mart (where the unit was purchased) and an unnamed power supply maker as co-defendants.
Should be interesting to see where this goes.