DOJ, States Disagree On Microsoft Settlement

Law360, New York (August 30, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Department of Justice declared victory on Thursday in its antitrust enforcement efforts against Microsoft. But a group of state attorneys general were less enthusiastic about the agency’s assessment.

In a periodic review of the settlement submitted in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the DOJ said that its 2002 judgment against Microsoft had protected the development and distribution of middleware, increasing choices available to consumers.

When it first reached the settlement with Microsoft, the agreement was designed to stop the Redmond, Wash.-based...
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