The Microsoft Antitrust Case

The Microsoft Antitrust Case

By
David Baron, Chen Lichtenstein
1998|Case No.P50

In 1998, the U.S. Department of Justice together with 19 state attorneys general filed an antitrust action against Microsoft Corporation for anticompetitive conduct and violation of the Sherman Act. The case details the Department of Justice’s allegations and the case presented to the court, as well as Microsoft’s position on the issues and line of defense. It describes the sequence of events starting with the trial court, the judge’s ruling and remedies, Microsoft’s appeal, the court of appeal’s decision, and ultimately the settlement reached by both parties in November 2001.

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