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Microsoft to pay $179 million in Iowa antitrust settlement

This past Friday, Iowa's Polk County District Court Judge Scott Rosenberg approved the final $179 million dollar settlement between Microsoft and Iowa customers. The settlement itself was announced last April, but final approval had been withheld as the last details of the decision were worked out.

The settlement itself finishes Iowa's long-running case against Microsoft. Seven years ago, Des Moines lawyer Roxanne Conlin filed suit against the Redmond-based company, claiming that Microsoft had engaged in anti-competitive behavior that caused consumers to pay more for software than they actually would had competition existed. The original lawsuit sought $330 million on behalf of Iowa citizens, but the settled-upon $179 million still represents the largest class action award to date in Iowa.

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Ludwig3732d ago

News 4 ? gamers ??? .. more like "Lawyers" or .. "Stock Market Folks"

N4SMF .. lol

N4GayFanturds3732d ago (Edited 3732d ago )

That's the equivilent to what $10 in normal terms?

EDIT: @1 - It's just the Sony [email protected] trying to put anything negative on MS out there.

Nightrider1283732d ago

Ya first off dragon ball z was cool like 7 years ago wow
your an idiot.

Mario183732d ago

Xbot's can't put anything negative on Sony because there is nothing negative with them

Lightning Mr Bubbles3732d ago

all the free XBOX 360's they could of gave away.

chasegamez3732d ago (Edited 3732d ago )

warhawk rules

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