Plaintiffs Won’t Call Microsoft Execs To Stand

Law360, New York (December 5, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Though plaintiffs in an antitrust suit against Microsoft won a ruling allowing them to call Chairman Bill Gates and CEO Steve Ballmer as witnesses, a plaintiffs attorney said Monday that the two executives would not be called to the stand.

Roxanne Conlin told the court that she would not call Gates and Ballmer to make matters simpler for jurors and to avoid having her case interrupted by Microsoft’s direct examination.

“I am concerned such a disruption of our case may create unnecessary confusion for the jurors,”...
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