July 2, 2001

Microsoft's next trial--Europe

Author: JT Smith

Microsoft may have dodged the breakup bullet in the United States (for now), but a European Commission investigation of the company could produce a less desireable outcome. European governments have less of a burden than their U.S. counterparts when proving economic or competitive harm, and one of the two EC investigations has resulted in a "Statement of Objections" which, as this Interactive Week story says, often leads to an adverse opinion against a company.
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