Microsoft: A courtroom spectacle

Lawyers for the government come under fire during discussions on whether the software giant was involved in anti-competitive practices.

CNET News staff
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Microsoft's fate hangs in balance in appeals case

By CNET News.com Staff
February 28, 2001, 4:35 p.m. PT

Lawyers for the government and Microsoft come under fire during discussions on whether the software giant was involved in anti-competitive practices. The main question lingers: Will Microsoft be split into two companies?

Rocky makes a cameo in court
reporter's notebook Government attorney John Roberts seemed a bit like the famous beleaguered fighter as appeals court judges pummeled his arguments.
February 28, 2001, 4:35 p.m. PT 
Microsoft could win, legal experts say
news analysis The software giant, for the first time, may be in a position to completely overturn the government's antitrust victory.
February 27, 2001, 7:15 p.m. PT 
Microsoft trial judge under fire
Comments made by the judge who last year ordered the breakup of Microsoft are sharply criticized by a panel of appeals court judges.
February 27, 2001, 2:40 p.m. PT 
Split plans called "sleight of hand"
Judge Jackson's earlier findings of fact are taken to task by the panel of judges, who call the document "absolutely unclear."
February 27, 2001, 10:15 a.m. PT 
Judges torn over antitrust findings
Appellate judges are divided over the findings of fact from U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson.
February 26, 2001, 4:10 p.m. PT  
Did government go too far?
Judges raise the question of whether the suggested penalties could force Microsoft to behave differently than some of its competitors.
February 26, 2001, 11:25 a.m. PT 

Starr sets his sights on Microsoft
Q&A The lawyer best known for taking on President Clinton in the Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky scandals is focusing on another controversial battle.
January 15, 2001, 4:00 a.m. PT 
Breakup: Microsoft ordered split in two
special report A federal court rules that the software giant be broken into two companies, a move that could drastically alter the high-technology landscape.
June 12, 2000, 9:15 a.m. PT 

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Microsoft gaining ground at trial
Joe Wilcox, News.com reporter, and Charles Cooper, News.com executive editor

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Antitrust details under scrutiny
John Heilemann, author, "Pride Before the Fall"

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Microsoft's chances on antitrust appeal
Barry Reingold, antitrust attorney, Perkins Coie