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Yahoo!/Reuters: DOJ Urges Court Not to Delay Microsoft Case

Aug 11, 2001, 05:19 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Kaplan)

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"Government lawyers on Friday urged a federal appeals court to reject Microsoft Corp.'s (NASDAQ:MSFT) request to delay the company's antitrust case, saying a stay of proceedings would slow efforts to assure competition in the software industry.

The U.S. Justice Department and 18 states suing Microsoft argued that the case should proceed as quickly as possible and dismissed the idea that it should go on hold while the company appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The government brief also noted the upcoming release of Microsoft's new Windows XP operating system, which some critics say will freeze out competitors in the software business."

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