Judge Grants Microsoft Oversight Extension

Law360, New York (May 18, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has cleared the way for a two-year extension of the U.S. Department of Justice’s oversight of some of Microsoft Corp.’s licensing practices.

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly granted the DOJ’s request, which claimed an extension was needed after Microsoft showed lapses of improvement in issuing sufficient technical documentation to licensees. The DOJ’s oversight will now extend at least until November 2009.

Kollar-Kotelly approved Microsoft’s antitrust settlement in 2002 and said the extension seemed appropriate.

“I wish this had been done earlier,”...
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