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Seattle Times: Ruling could haunt for years

Nov 06, 1999, 21:34 (2 Talkback[s])
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"The ruling yesterday in the historic Microsoft antitrust trial is only the first of two, but there's a possibility it could haunt the software giant for years to come."

"Some legal experts say Microsoft faces the risk that the ruling could prompt dozens of private lawsuits and even propel ongoing lawsuits filed by such rivals as Caldera and Blue Mountain Arts...."

"To win its case, Caldera needs to prove that Microsoft had monopoly power in the operating-system business from 1990 forward. Jackson seemed to suggest that Microsoft's monopoly reaches that far back, writing that "every year for the last decade" Microsoft's operating system market share topped 90 percent."

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