They may not get as much attention as Microsoft's high-profile legal battle against the U.S. Department of Justice, but dozens of private antitrust lawsuits are working their way through the nation's courts -- claims that could cost the company billions of dollars in damages.
While the government case seeks drastic remedies to reel in what Microsoft can do in the future, the private suits want to force the company to pay for what it's done in the past. Unlike the DOJ, the plaintiffs seek monetary damages, which could be tripled under antitrust laws. ZDNet reports.
August 30, 2000