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CNET News.com: California decision raises legal stakes for Microsoft

Aug 30, 2000, 22:18 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Wilcox)

"Microsoft lawyers are trying to decide as they prepare to combat a stinging defeat in a California court yesterday."

"San Francisco Superior Court Judge Stuart R. Pollak cleared the first group of the more than 130 private lawsuits pending against Microsoft to go to trial."

"Pollak's decision to certify 27 cases as "class action" raises the stakes substantially, with several million people now open to collect damages against Microsoft for allegedly overcharging as much as $40 for every copy of Windows 95 and 98 sold in the state."

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