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CNET News.com: Judge orders Microsoft to pay Bristol $1 million

Sep 01, 2000, 18:07 (1 Talkback[s])
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"In a stunning defeat for Microsoft, a federal judge has ordered the software maker to pay $1 million in damages in a case the company largely won before a jury last year...."

"In a scathing, 103-page ruling, Hall lambasted Microsoft's business practices, contending that the Redmond, Wash.-based software maker used bait-and-switch tactics in violation of Connecticut's Unfair Trade Practices Act. She also faulted Microsoft for unfair practices involving its Windows Interface Source Environment (WISE) licensing program, which gave Bristol access to Windows source code...."

"While Hall determined Microsoft used unfair tactics to gain advantage in the Unix market similar to those it used against America Online subsidiary Netscape Communications in the Web browser market, there may be little carryover to other cases."

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