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Washington Post: Microsoft Asks Judge to Dismiss Government Plan

May 10, 2000, 23:40 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James V. Grimaldi)

"The software giant also said it would agree to an immediate review by the U.S. Court of Appeals if U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson accepts Microsoft's counterproposal to limit business practices."

"Lawyers for the Redmond, Wash., corporation said the limits on company conduct - ranging from giving computer makers more flexibility to change Windows software to offering a version of Windows without access to the browser - would be enough to address a judge's verdict that it broke federal antitrust law."

"Government reaction to the plan was swift. "The scheduling proposal is laughably transparent, a Rube Goldberg contraption designed to delay the determination of a remedy," a government attorney said."

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