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Wired: Microsoft Decision Coming Early?

Apr 23, 2000, 02:03 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Declan McCullagh)

"The Justice Department reportedly plans to decide as early as Tuesday what punishment is appropriate in the Microsoft antitrust case."

"The court-imposed deadline is next Friday, but Microsoft said in an internal email message obtained by Wired News that government lawyers will file their proposed sanctions up to three days earlier."

"Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ruled that Microsoft had repeatedly violated antitrust laws, a decision that presaged a potentially severe punishment during the next phase of the trial."

"Jackson has told government attorneys he would prefer to see the proposed remedies earlier in the week."

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