Microsoft Presses Judge To Toss Novell Antitrust Row

Law360, Los Angeles (January 13, 2012, 7:19 PM EST) -- Microsoft Corp. asked a federal judge in Utah on Friday to throw out Novell Inc.'s long-running, high-stakes antitrust lawsuit over WordPerfect and other software programs, saying no reasonable jury could rule against it, just one month after a jury deadlocked in the case.

The Redmond, Wash.-based technology giant on Friday renewed a motion for judgment as a matter of law that it initially filed in November, arguing that evidence presented during the eight-week trial failed to establish that the company engaged in anti-competitive conduct by restricting...
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