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LA Times: Orange County Consumer Sues Microsoft; Suit Seeks Class-Action Status

Nov 18, 1999, 19:16 (14 Talkback[s])

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"Microsoft Corp. is being sued by an Orange County resident who bought one of its personal-computer operating systems and now claims that the world's largest software maker illegally hurt competition and drove up prices."

"The suit, filed Monday in Superior Court in Santa Ana, accuses Microsoft of violating state antitrust law and seeks class-action status on behalf of all California consumers who bought Microsoft operating-system software in the last four years. It was the latest claim to follow a federal judge's ruling that the company holds a monopoly...."

"Microsoft spokesman Jim Cullinan said the company hasn't received the filing yet, though he noted that its Windows operating system is cheaper than its current competition."

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