Microsoft Agrees To 2-Year Extension Of Oversight

Law360, New York (May 12, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Microsoft Corp. has consented to a two-year extension on a critical provision in its 2002 antitrust settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice.

The DOJ sought an extension of its oversight of Microsoft’s business practices until at least November 2009, pointing out the software giant’s lapses in improving the technical documentation it issues to licensees.

The proposed extension is pending approval by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The DOJ’s Antitrust Division made the request for the oversight in conjunction with antitrust regulators...
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