DOJ Backs Microsoft In Opposing Consent Decree

Law360, New York (November 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice said Friday that there was no legal basis for extending an antitrust consent decree against Microsoft Corp., even though several states have argued otherwise.

In an amicus brief filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the DOJ argued that the consent decree had been effective and that competition would not be undermined in the software market if the decree was allowed to expire.

The DOJ added that a five-year extension of the consent decree would constitute bad...
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