Microsoft fined $40 million in Mississippi antitrust case

Microsoft’s settlement of an antitrust lawsuit filed by the state of Mississippi will result in a payment of $40 million in about 40 days, and House Speaker Billy McCoy hopes the deal can lead to a breakthrough in state budget talks. In addition, AG Jim Hood said Mississippi schools, businesses, local governments and others will get about […]

Microsoft’s settlement of an antitrust lawsuit filed by the state of Mississippi will result in a payment of $40 million in about 40 days, and House Speaker Billy McCoy hopes the deal can lead to a breakthrough in state budget talks. In addition, AG Jim Hood said Mississippi schools, businesses, local governments and others will get about $60 million in vouchers to buy software and computers with Microsoft products as part of the deal. The lawsuit claimed the Redmond, Wash.-based software manufacturer engaged in anticompetitive conduct that caused customers to pay more for software than they would have if there had been competition.

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