Judge In EU Microsoft Case Airs Qualms About Ruling

Law360, New York (March 13, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In his first public comments since his court upheld a €497 million antitrust fine against Microsoft Corp., the chief judge in the software giant's European antitrust case reportedly said that he worried the decision might discourage investors.

Bo Vesterdorf, whose term as president of the Court of First Instance ended the same day as last September's Microsoft ruling, said that if investors became hesitant due to the ruling, innovation could suffer, negatively impacting consumers, according to Reuters.

“It would be unfortunate if it had a negative...
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