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Microsoft deal in the crosshairs

Opponents of the antitrust settlement say the deal is not in the public interest, while the DOJ concedes that it settled because trustbusters failed to prove a key part of case.

Opponents of the Microsoft-DOJ antitrust settlement tell the presiding judge that the deal is not in the public interest, while the Department of Justice concedes it settled in part because it faced "an uphill battle that would likely have been resolved against us." Groups vilify Microsoft settlement
Parties against the settlement between the DOJ and Microsoft present their cases to the judge. The resounding theme: The settlement is not in the public interest.
March 6, 2002 
DOJ: Microsoft case not strong enough
update The U.S. Justice Department concedes that it settled with the software giant in part because trustbusters failed to prove part of the basic theory of the antitrust case.
March 6, 2002 
Microsoft seeks delay for hearings
The software powerhouse asks the federal judge overseeing its antitrust case for a two-week postponement of hearings due to start next week on sanctions against the company.
March 5, 2002 
previous coverage
Ballmer: Sanctions would ruin Windows
update Microsoft's CEO says the company would have to withdraw Windows from the market if a federal court approves sanctions sought by nine of the states in the antitrust case.
March 4, 2002 
States alter Microsoft penalties
The nine states still pursuing the antitrust case modify their proposal for penalties against the company in response to criticism that it would create confusion in the computer industry.
March 4, 2002