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CNET News.com: Microsoft preparing for Caldera antitrust case

“While negotiations continue in Microsoft’s landmark antitrust
trial with the federal government and 19 states, the software
maker’s lawyers have been preparing to take on Caldera in a private
antitrust case.”

“This next legal battle will bring some of Microsoft’s top
executives to court, including Steve Ballmer, Paul Maritz and Brad
Chase. Of the two trials, the stakes could be much higher in the
civil case than the one brought by the government, legal experts
say….”

The case is dangerous for Microsoft for a number of
reasons. A Caldera win could bolster a number of class-action suits
that were filed against Microsoft after U.S. District Judge Thomas
Penfield Jackson filed his findings of fact in the government’s
antitrust case.


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