Microsoft, Plaintiffs' Counsel Trade Jabs in Iowa

Law360, New York (January 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- As Microsoft Corp. touts the decisions of more than 1,100 individuals and businesses to opt out of the class action antitrust suit against the software giant in Iowa state court, the plaintiffs' camp is painting the opt-outs as a minor development stemming in part from personal animus over one of the lead attorney's political views.

“We are very gratified that over 1,100 individuals and businesses took the affirmative step of opting out of the lawsuit,” said Rich Wallis, Microsoft’s associate general counsel. “I think it is...
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