CNET News.com: Financial adviser to examine Microsoft break-up?
Dec 03, 1999, 18:14 (2 Talkback[s])
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"The Justice Department's decision to retain a New York
investment firm is a clear sign the government would like to break
up Microsoft, legal experts say."
"While Justice Department spokesperson Gina Talamona said
Greenhill & Co. would assist in 'a full range of possible
remedies,' which include 'conduct and structural relief,' antitrust
experts contend there is only one reason to retain the firm:
"The timing, which followed the start of settlement talks by two
days, is the government's way of sending Microsoft a message about
its intentions, [George Washington University Law School professor
Bill] Kovacic said."
"Though settlement talks started off smoothly, antitrust experts
are skeptical the government and Microsoft can reach an agreement.
Bob Lande, an antitrust professor at the University of Baltimore
School Law, said he doesn't think settlement is possible."
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- Motley Fool: Microsoft: Why the Market Loves Judge Jackson(Nov 20, 1999)
- SJ Mercury: Microsoft resolution unlikely(Nov 18, 1999)
- Business Week: Does a [Microsoft] Breakup Make Sense?(Nov 17, 1999)
- The Nation: Microsoft's Fatal Error(Nov 16, 1999)
- TechWeb: Gates Discusses Possible Microsoft Break-Up(Nov 15, 1999)
- Red Herring: Microsoft knows it's time for change(Nov 12, 1999)