Winners, losers in the Microsoft settlement

Some state attorneys general refuse to sign on to a settlement agreement between Microsoft and the Justice Department that has won the support of the other co-plaintiffs.

CNET News staff
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Microsoft, DOJ reach settlement

A handful of breakaway states refuse to sign on to a settlement agreement between Microsoft and the Justice Department, while others support the pact. The schism throws a wrench into the works for now, but it doesn't mean that the group won't find consensus at a later date. Also: Consumer groups and Microsoft rivals argue that the proposal goes easy on the company.

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 Debating the Microsoft settlement
Jonathan Zuck, president, Association for Competitive Technology, and Chris Murray, Internet and telecom counsel, Consumers Union
Nine states say no to Microsoft deal
update Some state attorneys general refuse to sign on to a settlement agreement between Microsoft and the Justice Department that has won the support of the other co-plaintiffs.
November 6, 2001

States balk at settlement proposal
The state attorneys general are not expected to sign a settlement agreement hammered out between Microsoft and the Justice Department--at least, not in its current form.
November 5, 2001

EU still on Microsoft's case
The European Commission says its investigation of Microsoft continues despite the proposed antitrust settlement.
November 5, 2001

Settlement is "a reward, not a remedy"
news analysis The Microsoft settlement does little to reverse the company's dominance or slow its growth in Internet services.
November 2, 2001

The agreement: Devil's in the details
The key word to the proposed settlement between Microsoft and the Department of Justice appears to be "except."
November 2, 2001

Long-running antitrust battle settled
main story The antitrust proposal, which has far-reaching implications, meets the judge's Friday deadline. However, the states may want more time.
November 2, 2001

What the Microsoft-DOJ deal means
FAQ A lot has been stirred up during the contentious antitrust case. Has everything been resolved? Connect the dots with these questions and answers.
November 2, 2001

See MS-DOJ timeline Rivals: It's too easy
industry The reaction to the settlement by consumer groups and high-tech rivals boils down to one simple sentence: Microsoft got off easy.
November 2, 2001

Read the complete document
document It's been a long, hard battle for both sides. Read the full text of the proposed final judgment in this court document, United States v. Microsoft.
November 2, 2001

Wall Street isn't impressed
markets On Wall Street there is a saying: Buy on the rumor, sell on the news. Thus, Microsoft's shares have not seen much of a jolt.
November 2, 2001

Big settlement? Big deal
commentary After years of litigation and millions in lawyers' fees, what did the public wind up with? Not a whole lot, says CNET News.com's Charles Cooper.
November 2, 2001

Windows XP: Microsoft's ultimate weapon
special report If Windows XP is successful, Microsoft could challenge AOL and other media giants for control of the Net and entirely new industries--similar to the way it has dominated the software market.
October 2001

Microsoft's reprieve: Breakup avoided
special report An appeals court sends an order to break up the software giant back to a lower court. The court also rules that Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson should be removed from the case.
June 2001

Split decision: Microsoft's fate in the balance
special report Lawyers for the government and Microsoft come under fire during discussions on whether the software giant was involved in anti-competitive practices. Will Microsoft be split into two companies?
February 2001

Breakup: Judge says Microsoft to split
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 if eventually carried out. June 2000

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