Microsoft Rivals Deal Fresh Antitrust Complaint In E.U.

Law360, New York (February 22, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Microsoft Corp. continues to draw ire from rivals who say the company is monopolizing the industry by abusing its dominance in software application products and unfairly shutting out competitors.

In the latest blow in a string of antitrust accusations against the software giant, a group of Microsoft rivals launched a new overseas battle this week against the company by filing a formal complaint with the European Commission, the Brussels-based antitrust regulator for the European Union.

The coalition, which includes powerful technology vendors such as Oracle, IBM,...
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