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Microsoft Case Yields $80M For Florida Schools

Law360 (August 17, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A stipulation in the class action antitrust settlement penned between Florida consumers and Microsoft Corp. has scored the state’s school system $80 million in technology funding from the computer giant.

The $80 million comes thanks to the 2003 settlement of an antitrust case, which mandated that the state’s public education system would receive one-half of any unclaimed settlement funds.

“These funds give Florida a unique opportunity to bolster and expand technology use for students,” said state education Commissioner John Winn. “By utilizing technology to educate students,...
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