Microsoft Ruling May Embolden Regulators: Experts

Law360, New York (September 27, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After years of waiting for a court decision to affirm its policy toward antitrust violations by market leaders, the European Commission has found what it was looking for in the European Court of First Instance's September ruling in the Microsoft case. Experts say the decision, a decisive victory for regulators, is likely to embolden the commission, which may mean trouble for major companies.

In a decision handed down last month, the European Court of First Instance ruled that the software giant must pay the €497 million...
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