Microsoft Dealt Setback In Bid For Documents

Law360, New York (March 30, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Microsoft’s attempts to have Oracle Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc. divulge materials related to its antitrust case in Europe have been rejected by a U.S. judge, undermining the software company’s battle against European regulators.

The software giant contends that its rivals have been plotting with European regulators in an effort to deny Microsoft the chance to access and review key materials in its antitrust litigation.

European officials have denied Microsoft access to information because of confidentiality concerns.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Patricia Trumball, ruling in the U.S....
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