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Yahoo!/Reuters: Judge Scuttles Microsoft Suit Settlement

Jan 12, 2002, 00:34 (40 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Kaplan)

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"Motz said he agreed with critics of the deal who argued that the donation of free Microsoft software in the settlement agreement ``could be viewed as constituting court-approved predatory pricing.''

The ruling means Microsoft now will have to renegotiate the settlement or fight the scores of suits in court.

The settlement would have resolved more than 100 class- action antitrust cases pending against Microsoft. Class-action attorneys from California have argued the money should be reimbursed directly to customers who were overcharged for Microsoft software."

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