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U.S. Supreme Court rejects Microsoft anti-trust appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a Microsoft appeal to an antitrust case that dates back to Novell's desktop software business in the mid-1990s.

The move leaves standing a lower court ruling that says Novell can sue Microsoft under federal antitrust laws. Novell argued that Microsoft used its monopoly power to sink QuattroPro and WordPerfect, the spreadsheet and word processor Novell owned, in the PC software market.

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