Iowa Judge Dismisses Part Of Microsoft Class Action

Law360, New York (November 3, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Whether or not Microsoft Corp. overcharged customers in Iowa is still up for debate, but the software giant can no longer be found guilty for stifling innovation through its anti-competitive practices, an Iowa judge said Wednesday.

An attempt by lawyer Roxanne Conlin to create a legal precedent in the current Iowa class action against Microsoft was shot down when Judge Scott Rosenberg denied Conlin’s request to create a new type of damage claim called “loss of innovation.”

Conlin said in September that the new claim was...
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