flaws in Microsoft remedy -- COMPUTERWORLD.com

flaws in Microsoft remedy -- COMPUTERWORLD.com

Post by Daero » Thu, 08 May 2003 00:41:49



http://www.veryComputer.com/
Two states seek tougher penalties against Microsoft in antitrust case
James Niccolai  --  MAY 06 2003

Two states have asked a federal appeals court to push for tougher
behavi*restrictions against Microsoft Corp., arguing that terms of
a settlement reached in its antitrust case with the U.S. government do
little to redress the company's anticompetitive behavior.
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The states urged the appeals court to direct the district court to
impose tougher remedies than those agreed to in the settlement.
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"The flaws in the remedy adopted by the district court are profound.
It does not fulfill even the most basic mission of stopping all of the
practices [the appeals court] found unlawful," the states argued in
their court brief, submitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals.
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"The district court's remedy will not restore competition, deny
Microsoft the fruits of its illegal conduct or otherwise satisfy [the
appeals court's] remedial objectives," the states wrote.
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Seven of the nine holdout states eventually agreed to the DOJ's
settlement, leaving Massachusetts and West *ia. Those two states
are asking the appeals court to decide whether Kollar-Kotelly erred in
approving the settlement.
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