Gavin Clarke, for The Register:
Under the new licence, US consumers upset with Microsoft’s products must pursue the company through a small-claims court or to arbitration. Where an arbitrator suggests damages greater than any settlement proposed by Microsoft, the company will pay whichever is largest: the higher damages or $1,000 for “most products and services”. Microsoft will also pay double the claimant’s fees.
The change was shuffled out the door on the Friday before the long Memorial Day holiday weekend in the US.