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

“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

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