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Judge rules Microsoft violated antitrust laws A federal judge issues a stinging rebuke of Microsoft, saying the software giant violated antitrust laws. January 2, 4: District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson wrote in a "conclusions of law" ruling released today.
Jackson also determined that Microsoft could be held liable under state anti-competition laws; he accepted 23 of the 26 arguments presented by the 19 states that joined the federal government in the landmark case. Jackson was expected to be hard on Microsoft, and in many respects he exceeded those expectations.
But some analysts said that even though the verdict was harsh, it is unlikely the government will be successful if it seeks to break up the company. Today's verdict is essentially the second step of a three-stage process.
In November, Jackson issued what he considered the facts in the case. Today's decision applied those facts to antitrust laws. As early as this summer, Jackson is expected to issue a final ruling that will include the remedies or penalties to be imposed on Microsoft.
Following that ruling, Microsoft today said it would request an expedited appeal process, which could put the case before the U.
District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia before the end of the year. The company or the government could also request that Jackson ask the Supreme Court to take the case directly.
Their mentality is to not. If you see a three-month schedule for remedy hearings, you know it's not a breakup or something equally as strong. For example, Jackson rejected a claim that Microsoft used exclusive arrangements with PC makers and other parties to prevent Netscape Communications, now owned by America Online, from marketing its Web browser.
He stated, "The facts do not support the conclusion, however, that the effect of Microsoft's marketing arrangements with other companies constituted unlawful exclusive dealing under criteria established by leading decisions under section 1" of the Sherman Act. Attorney General Joel Klein said in a press conference this afternoon.
Although Klein would not specifically address what remedies the government might seek against Microsoft, he said, "We will look at all our options in the days ahead. Eliot Spitzer, New York's attorney general, said: Though they're trying to spin it to the contrary, the opinion leaves them with a very slim chance of success on appeal.
Jennifer Dunn, a Republican from Microsoft's home state of Washington, said she was "deeply disappointed" with Judge Jackson's ruling.
In reality, everybody--from the high-tech industry to consumers--is harmed by this expensive process initiated by the U.Have the latest posts sent right to your inbox. Enter your email below. By providing your email address, you will receive email updates from the Microsoft on the Issues blog.
v. Microsoft Corp. case brief summary FACTS The DOJ accused Microsoft of monopolizing the market of Intel compatible PC operating systems and using the monopoly to maintain a monopoly on internet browsers (i.e.
Internet Explorer). Review the case "United States of America, Appellee v. Microsoft Corporation, Appellant, F.3d 34 (D.C. Cir. )" (click on case to link to it) Prepare a case analysis, using the CASE FORMAT found under the RESOURCES TAB, describing the Microsoft .
Case opinion for US DC Circuit UNITED STATES v. MICROSOFT CORPORATION. Read the Court's full decision on FindLaw. After Microsoft established a commanding market share in the market for operating systems, a consent decree was issued in , preventing Microsoft from conditioning the sale of its software on the additional purchase of a separate software product.
The initial part would discuss the background of the case, mainly focusing upon the dominant position of Microsoft and the Microsoft Anti-Trust case in the United States.
The paper would further proceed to discuss the two Microsoft cases before the European Union in and respectively.