Microsoft Challenges Attorneys' Fees Request

Law360, New York (May 4, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Microsoft Corp. has objected to a request for $75.5 million in fees from attorneys for the plaintiffs in a recently settled antitrust class action against the software giant in Iowa.

Microsoft’s Associate General Counsel Rich Wallis said Friday that counsel for the Iowa plaintiffs had yet to respond to Microsoft’s request, made earlier this week, to conduct discovery to figure out why the $75.5 million bill was so high.

If the plaintiffs' attorneys don’t respond soon, Wallis said, the matter will go before a judge....
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