April 1, 2003
Judge Kotelly Admits Error, Will Create New Ruling
Jaggon writes "U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, who oversaw the settlement between Microsoft and the U.S. Department of Justice, issued a formal statement to the public and press earlier today, stating that the acceptance of the MS/DOJ settlement was a ruling made with extreme error. Kollar-Kotelly stated that her earlier ruling was a mistake and that it was quote "issued after the defendant offered bribes to individuals residing within the Department of Justice in an effort to secure a settlement that would allow the company to maintain its illegal monopoly in software and operating systems." Kotelly continued, "I am coming forward now to correct this gross injustice and to state that a remedy, not a settlement will be issued immediately and will be issued by myself along with former US District Judge, Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson."