February 13, 2002
States seek ban on surprise Microsoft witnesses
Author: JT Smith
NewsFactor Network writes "Accusing Microsoft of trying to force a delay in its antitrust hearing, the nine holdout states that have sued the software maker on their own reportedly asked a federal judge Monday to ban more than a dozen surprise Microsoft witnesses. Angered by the 23 new witnesses that Microsoft introduced in its final witness list just before last Friday's deadline, the suing states complained to U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly that the software giant's intention is to slow down the hearing."