Daily Fines Against Microsoft Loom, But No Ruling Yet

Law360, New York (July 31, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The clock began ticking for Microsoft Corp. on Monday, as hefty daily fines from the European Union’s antitrust authority went into effect. Microsoft will have to pay up if the E.C. finds the software maker hasn’t complied with court orders against its perceived abuse of dominant position.

Microsoft trusts a batch of thousands of technical documents it handed over to European regulators earlier this month will prove it has followed through on demands that it comply with a 2004 antitrust ruling.

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