Antitrust group to sue Microsoft, DOJ

A nonprofit antitrust organization said it planned to file a lawsuit against Microsoft Corp. and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Thursday, alleging that the parties did not fully disclose communication related to the proposed settlement of the government's case against the software maker.

The lawsuit set to be filed by the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) alleges that Microsoft and the DOJ failed to reveal all the information required under the Tunney Act, AAI President Bert Foer confirmed Thursday.

The Tunney Act sets procedures that must be followed whenever the U.S. decides to settle a civil antitrust suit.

Although the DOJ and nine U.S. states agreed to a proposed settlement in the government's antitrust case against Microsoft late last year, the settlement has come under heavy criticism by groups claiming that it does not do enough to clip the software maker's wings.

Another nine states, which also had joined the government's antitrust case, have declined to participate in the proposed settlement. The nine dissenting states are lobbying for stiffer penalties against Microsoft for using its dominance in the PC operating systems market to impose unfair pricing policies. AAI is backing the nine states that have refused to settle with the DOJ.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Scarlet Pruitt

PC World
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?