West Virginia Joins Mass. in Microsoft Fight
West Virginia will join Massachusetts in appealing the Microsoft antitrust ruling.West Virginia will join Massachusetts in appealing the Microsoft antitrust ruling. West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw announced Monday that the state would be continuing its legal battle with the software giant. McGraw said although the U.S. District Court found that Microsoft violated federal and state antitrust laws, "the court largely sided with Microsoft in its decision on how to remedy the unlawful conduct," said a statement issued by McGraws office. However, McGraw said, the court failed to impose sanctions that will remedy the unlawful co-mingling of computer software code that the federal court of appeals specifically agreed was an antitrust violation. "We have preserved our appeal," McGraw said in a statement. "No reputable government should plea poverty and allow an adjudicated lawbreaker to retain their ill-gotten gains."
Massachusetts Attorney General Tom Reilly applauded West Virginias decision to appeal the Microsoft ruling: