Microsoft Antitrust Case Highlights U.S., European Split

Law360, New York (April 28, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Key differences between U.S. and European antitrust policies became apparent as the week-long battle between Microsoft Corporation and European regulators came to a close Friday.

The 13 judges overseeing the case will now deliberate on to whether or not to overturn the European Commission’s 2004 decision that Microsoft had abused its dominant market position, in violation of Article 82 of the Treaty of Rome.

While it has been reported that the judges hit European Commission regulators with tougher questions than Microsoft’s counsel had to deal with,...
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