March 1, 2002
Microsoft foes to take part in settlement hearing
Author: JT Smith
From IDG News Service (on NWfusion.com): "U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly issued a slew of orders that will allow additional parties to participate in the hearing, providing them with an opportunity to present new arguments against the proposed settlement terms. They include SBC Communications, an advocacy group funded by Microsoft competitors including Sun, a group of states that is pushing for tougher sanctions against the software maker and several other parties that claim an interest in the case. The hearing to discuss public comments is required in such cases under the Tunney Act."