The U.S. Supreme Court stated today that it is sympathetic to Microsoft (MSFT) - Get Report regarding a complaint with upset Xbox 360 owners who sued the company alleging the 360 has a design defect that scratches game discs.

The Justices heard arguments today in the case by Xbox 360 owners' attempting to bring a class-action status for their lawsuit, filed several years ago in the state of Washington.

Xbox 360 owners were denied class-action status in the lawsuit.