October 10, 2001
Supreme Court declines to hear Microsoft appeal
Author: JT Smith
Kelly McNeill writes: "The U.S. Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will not hear Microsoft's appeal of a U.S. Court of Appeals ruling on its antitrust violations. As is its normal practice, the Supreme Court declined further comment. Had the case been heard, it would have delayed the impending penalties faced by the Redmond, Washington-based software giant. Rob Enderle, vice-president and research fellow for Giga Information Group, told NewsFactor Network that Microsoft's appeal was a longshot and that there was never any real likelihood that the Supreme Court would have ruled in its favor."