IT-Director: Microsoft Faces a Wave of LitigationNov 16, 1999, 19:27 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Lawyers that saw a career in targeting the large tobacco concerns are now pointing their legal weaponry at the wounded giant from Redmond. According to Stanley Chesley, who had some high profile involvement in the actions against Philip Morris, 'Millions of people bought Windows, and if the company overcharged consumers, it should be held responsible.'
The goldmine that the lawyers see owes something to the fact that antitrust law in the US grants triple damages to plaintiffs that prevail. The class action makes it feasible to sue based upon a group of plaintiffs each of whom may only be claiming damages of a few dollars from Microsoft for overcharging."