Another Microsoft Subpoena Quashed

Law360, New York (April 21, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Another attempt by Microsoft Corporation to subpoena a competitor failed Thursday, when a federal judge in New York ruled that IBM would not have to divulge documents sought by the Redmond, Wash.-based software giant.

According to a Microsoft spokesperson, the company will now give up on trying to use 28 U.S.C. section 1782—which allows U.S. district courts to compel discovery that may be useful in an international or foreign tribunal—-to obtain documents from competitors like Sun Microsystems Inc., Novell Inc. and IBM.

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