Microsoft Escapes $1B Antitrust Suit Over Windows Rules

Law360, New York (March 29, 2013, 8:39 PM ET) -- Microsoft Corp. on Thursday eluded a $1 billion antitrust suit filed in New York federal court by MiniFrame Ltd., with a judge dismissing the case after concluding the Israeli PC-sharing-software company had not proven that Microsoft’s Windows licensing rules constituted illegal anti-competitive conduct and predatory pricing.

U.S. District Judge Richard J. Sullivan of the Southern District of New York ruled Microsoft had the right to set licensing terms for its Windows operating system, that it was under no obligation to work with rivals and tailor terms to...
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