SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and REDMOND, Wash. - Jan. 10, 2003 - The San Francisco law firm of Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP, lead counsel for two
certified classes of California consumers, and Microsoft Corp. jointly announced today that a $1.1 billion settlement has been reached in a series of
coordinated class action lawsuits alleging that Microsoft violated California's antitrust and unfair competition laws. Trial was scheduled to
commence in San Francisco before California Superior Court Judge Paul H. Alvarado on Feb. 24, 2003.
Not quite the triumph for the consumer that it appears to be, U-P.
If you read the small print, you'll see that most of the "money" is in the form of dubious discounts and vouchers for Microsoft's not un-dubious
quick windfall for Ca - desperate at present for any sort fo money: and not much else.
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