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Microsoft Requests Hearing In EU Antitrust Case

Law360 (April 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Microsoft Corp. has reportedly requested a hearing from European Union antitrust regulators in a case accusing the company of violating antitrust laws by bundling the Windows operating system and the Internet Explorer browser.

An European Commission spokesman told AFP that Microsoft formally represented to the charges on Tuesday.

The EC in January began investigating whether bundling Windows and the Internet Explorer browser harmed competition and reduced consumer choice.

The bundling, which makes Internet Explorer available on 90 percent of the world's computers, “distorts competition on the...
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