Novell, Microsoft Antitrust Feud Ends In Hung Jury

Law360, New York (December 16, 2011, 10:17 PM EST) -- A federal judge in Utah on Friday declared a mistrial after a jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict in Novell Inc.'s long-running, high-stakes antitrust dispute with Microsoft Corp. over WordPerfect and other software applications.

U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz, who oversaw the eight-week trial in the District of Utah, dismissed the deadlocked jury, which had deliberated for three days on whether Microsoft schemed to prevent the smaller software maker from getting a foothold in the industry by restricting the compatibility between its Windows 95...
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