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May 9, 2008

Microsoft appeals EU fine

Posted by David Hunter at 11:42 AM ET.

Back in February when the EU gave Microsoft the 899M euro bill for continued noncompliance beyond the original 2004 antitrust judgement, Microsoft gave no indication that they would do anything but grin and bear it. It turns out that wasn’t the case:

"Microsoft today filed to the (EU) Court of First Instance an application to annul the European Commission decision of February 27," Microsoft said in a statement.

"We are filing this appeal in a constructive effort to seek clarity from the court," it said.

Presumably they have some expectation of success, but given the poor outcome of their last venture before the Court of First Instance, it is hard to see why.



Filed under Antitrust, General Business, Governmental Relations, Legal, Microsoft

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