Woo, this one is a doozy. Microsoft is seeking $2 million in damages from DHL, and they are not kidding around. Microsoft has already filed the complaint through the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Seattle. But why is Microsoft suing DHL, a simple courier service? Well, a DHL train was carrying two containers that held approximately 21,600 Xbox 360 consoles. And during that trip, Gamepro reports, they sustained quite a bit of damage after the train derailed near Duke, Texas. The damages are unclear, but the court document states that the consoles sustained “impact damage, wetting, pilfering and shortage”.
Pilfering. That’s just unthinkable. As for DHL, they haven’t officially responded, but Microsoft claims that the delivery service refuses compensate for the loss. But it’s ok though, I’m sure that a good number of those consoles escaped the red-ring as result of this. ZING!