CNET News: Microsoft Paid $12m to Avert Opera Lawsuit
May 24, 2004, 19:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft agreed to pay Norway's Opera Software $12.75 million
to head off a threatened lawsuit over code that made some Web pages
on MSN look bad in certain versions of Opera's Web browser, CNET
News.com has learned.
"Opera disclosed the payment last week in a terse press release
that omitted other details, including the name of the settling
party and the nature of the dispute..."