Microsoft May Face Increase In €2M Daily Fine

Law360 (July 11, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Microsoft Corp. could face a €3 million ($3.8 million) daily fine if it continues to defy European antitrust regulators, according to published reports.

Reuters attributed the possible stiff fine to “a diplomatic source.” An E.C. spokesperson declined to comment on the Commission’s pending decision or the proposed increase in fines.

On Wednesday, the E.C. will hand down an official decision on whether or not to impose new fines against Microsoft that could total hundreds of millions of euros. Microsoft is currently liable for daily fines—at the...
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