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[News] [Rival] Microsoft Escapes Its Criminal Past with 'Funny Money' Bail

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Escapes Its Criminal Past with 'Funny Money' Bail
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2007 16:16:23 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Microsoft Lawyer Fees Focus in Iowa

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| Microsoft settled the Iowa case for $179.95 million in April.


Microsoft software coupons. No prosecution or punishment for a felon.

Judge OKs Settlement in Microsoft Case

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| The lawsuit initially sought more than $330 million on behalf of Iowans who 
| bought Microsoft computer software between 1994 and 2006. 




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| '"Most of those allegations had been out there .. And those e-mails were
| old. We were very anxious to continue the trial so we could tell our
| story." Rich Wallis, MS general counsel
| 'Wallis said Roxanne Conlin, the lead lawyer for the plaintiffs, called him
| on Sunday, and the two of them met at a local Perkins restaurant" and
| worked out most of the details.'
| 'Conlin .. said in a separate interview Wednesday that the plaintiffs and
| Microsoft had held "sporadic discussions for quite a long time" about a
| possible settlement'
| 'Neither Conlin nor Wallis would comment on whether the site was being
| taken down as part of the settlement deal'


June 30th Deadline for Wisconsin Microsoft Settlement Claims-Consumers and
Needy Schools Stand to Gain

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| The class-action lawsuit alleged that Microsoft violated Wisconsin's
| antitrust and unfair competition laws. 
| [...]
| The vouchers are worth $23 each for Microsoft's "Office" productivity 
| suite software and Microsoft's "Excel" spreadsheet software; $15 each 
| for Microsoft's "Windows" and "MS-DOS" operating system software; and 
| $10 each for Microsoft's "Word" word processing software 
| (including "Home Essentials" and "Works Suite").


MS dirty tricks archive trickles back to life

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| The 3,000 document archive from the Comes antitrust trial, which 
| disappeared from the web abruptly when Microsoft settled the case last 
| week, is beginning to trickle back into view.


Iowans Seek Payments From Microsoft

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| Attorneys for Microsoft and the plaintiffs said Wednesday that it's too early 
| to determine how many will file. The class totals nearly 1 million members. 
| Class members have until Dec. 14 to file a claim.  


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