Microsoft loses one in Caldera case

The judge overseeing Caldera's antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft (not beconfused with the larger antitrust case filed by the U.S. government) ruledagainst the software giant Wednesday, when it tried to have some of theclaims against it thrown

Paul Thurrott

July 7, 1999

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The judge overseeing Caldera's antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft (not beconfused with the larger antitrust case filed by the U.S. government) ruledagainst the software giant Wednesday, when it tried to have some of theclaims against it thrown out. Microsoft had asked the judge to not considerpossible violations outside of the United States, but Judge Benson ruledotherwise.

This latest blow is only one in many small defeats Microsoft has suffered inBenson's court. Last week, Benson ruled against four of Microsoft's motions,which attempted to dilute the case against it. Caldera, which inherited thecase from Digital Research when it bought the company, is suing Microsoftfor unfairly killing the market for its DR-DOS operating system.

The Caldera lawsuit is expected to go to trial in January

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Paul Thurrott

Paul Thurrott is senior technical analyst for Windows IT Pro. He writes the SuperSite for Windows, a weekly editorial for Windows IT Pro UPDATE, and a daily Windows news and information newsletter called WinInfo Daily UPDATE.

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