Microsoft Winnows Its Case Load

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2003-11-03 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Declaring that the company is more than halfway through its pending legal challenges, Microsoft last week announced new settlements with five states and the District of Columbia.

Declaring that the company is more than halfway through its pending legal challenges, Microsoft last week announced new settlements with five states and the District of Columbia.

The six settlements will cost the software company approximately $200 million in vouchers, which consumers, students and schools can use to buy hardware, software and technical support services.

Two of the six settlements—those with Kansas for $32 million and the District of Columbia for $6.2 million—have received preliminary court approval. Settlements with North Carolina, Tennessee, North Dakota and South Dakota await court approval.

Five states—Arizona, Iowa, Minnesota, New Mexico and Wisconsin—have not yet reached agreements with Microsoft. In addition, Microsoft faces ongoing challenges from the European Union, Massachusetts and four competitors, including Sun.

Microsoft has agreed to pay $1.55 billion to settle antitrust litigation.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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