Calif. Appeals Court Backs $1B Microsoft Antitrust Deal

Law360, Los Angeles (October 31, 2013, 10:47 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Thursday preserved a $1.1 billion settlement in an antitrust class action accusing Microsoft Corp. of price-gouging, ruling that a claims administrator hadn't wrongly dismissed claims when issuing reimbursements for computer hardware and software purchases, as claimed by some plaintiffs.

The court determined that Microsoft and buyers of its products had agreed to a set of criteria in which a claims administrator would evaluate whether any of the claims were duplicates, but that the plaintiffs had tried to modify the criteria years...
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