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Bloomberg: Microsoft Settles Iowa Consumer Antitrust Lawsuit

Feb 14, 2007, 19:00 (7 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft Corp., the world's biggest software maker, settled a case claiming it used its monopoly position to overcharge Iowa consumers for software products including Windows, Word and Excel.

"Microsoft reached an accord with a statewide class of consumers who had purchased Microsoft products since 1994. The plaintiffs claimed the company violated Iowa antitrust law to charge inflated prices by taking advantage of monopolies in personal computer operating systems and software applications..."

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