States File One More Argument In Microsoft Case

Law360, New York (January 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A back-and-forth tussle between Microsoft Corp. and various state attorneys general continued on Friday, with the states again arguing that an antitrust consent decree against the software giant should be extended for five more years.

In court documents filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the states said that Microsoft's “cramped reading” of a section of the 2002 consent decree would impair the judgment's ability to promote competition.

“The final judgment seeks to encourage innovation that can unleash the competitive forces necessary...
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