Microsoft Escapes Payout For S. Korea Market Abuse

Law360, New York (June 11, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A South Korean court has reportedly ruled that although Microsoft Corp. violated antitrust laws by bundling programs with its Windows operating system, the technology giant does not have to compensate two rival software companies.

Citing lack of evidence, the Seoul Central District Court rejected the claims of Digito.com and Sanview Technology Inc., which were seeking more than ₩39 billion ($23.9 million) and ₩10 billion ($7.9 million) in damages, respectively, the Korea Times reported Thursday.

The companies alleged that Microsoft's bundling of its Instant Messenger and Windows...
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