Microsoft, Massachusetts Settle Class-Action Suit
Massachusetts consumers will receive as much as $34 million worth of computer products from Microsoft.Massachusetts settled a class-action lawsuit with Microsoft Corp. Tuesday, making vouchers available to its residents for the purchase of desktop, laptop or tablet computers, software and peripheral devices. The vouchers will be issued to members of the class action who claim them, and will come to a maximum value of $34 million. Vouchers will be available to residents who indirectly bought Microsoft operating system, productivity suite, spreadsheet or word processing software between Jan. 3, 1996, and Dec. 31, 2002.
Vouchers will also be available to public school districts where at least half of the students qualify for reduced-fee or free meals under the National School Lunch Program.