Microsoft Gets 20 More Days To Answer E.U. Charges

Law360, New York (March 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The European Union granted Microsoft Corp. a 20-day extension to respond to antitrust charges alleging that it sought to overcharge rivals for interoperability information needed to write programs compatible with Windows.

The European Commission had originally given the software goliath until April 3 to respond before it started levying daily fines of €3 million a day.

But Microsoft said it needed more time to address the complex issues involved and asked for the deadline to be postponed until the end of May. However, the hearing officer...
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