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Comes vs. Microsoft

Update (2011): many of the exhibits are available in our wiki now.

The class-action lawsuit initially sought more than $330 million and alleged that Microsoft engaging in monopolistic and anticompetitive conduct which caused customers to pay far more for software than they would have if there had been competition. The case was settle out of court for undisclosed terms.

This resource was made available thanks to many lawyer全民彩票网址s and researchers in the Comes vs. Microsoft case. Texts were provided by Doug Mentohl and the following is an index of exhibits:

Credit: Doug Mentohl

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