The latest “celebrity” to be subpoenaed by Erik Estavillo? None other than Microsoft Chief Bill Gates.
Estavillo sent us a copy of the subpoena, dated November 30 and filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The subpoena is related to a lawsuit filed by Estavillo earlier this month, in which he targeted Microsoft over the “red ring of death” affecting his Xbox 360.
The subpoena instructs Gates to bring “documents pertaining to the true and relative number of actual Xbox 360 units that have been fixed by Microsoft over the past 3 years.” Estavillo is also seeking statistical data showing the true number of Xbox 360s that experienced the RROD (or other break-downs) and data on the actual number of people banned from Xbox Live for “piracy” over the period of 11/28/2008 through 11/28/2009.
GP queried Estavillo on what might be the basis of his next lawsuit. He responded that he doesn’t plan to sue anymore companies, and that we could “quote him on that.”
For his most recent lawsuit against World of Warcraft maker Activision Blizzard, Estavillo subpoenaed actress Winona Ryder and Depeche Mode member Martin Lee Gore.