September 10, 2001

Microsoft drafting a peace treaty

Author: JT Smith

Wall Street Journal (via ZDNet): "Microsoft is drafting a settlement proposal for a new round of talks with
the government this week, aimed at resolving the landmark antitrust suit against it,
lawyers close to the case said.

The overture comes in response to the government's decision last week to narrow legal issues in
the case and not seek a breakup. It will be Microsoft's first substantive effort to settle since a
June 28 ruling by the federal appeals court here that upheld the core of the government's case.
Settlement efforts have failed and the government is continuing to draft a broad set of restrictions
on Microsoft's business conduct that it will ask a federal court to impose."

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