Microsoft allies want to testify

Summary:The pro-Microsoft Association for Competitive Technology group will file a motion in federal court on Tuesday, requesting that companies that could be affected by the government's breakup proposal in the DOJ antitrust case "be allowed to testify as to the harm it would bring to their business and customers." ACT wants its members and other IT firms to be given a chance to participate in the remedy phase of the case, ACT officials said.

The pro-Microsoft Association for Competitive Technology group will file a motion in federal court on Tuesday, requesting that companies that could be affected by the government's breakup proposal in the DOJ antitrust case "be allowed to testify as to the harm it would bring to their business and customers." ACT wants its members and other IT firms to be given a chance to participate in the remedy phase of the case, ACT officials said. ACT submitted a friend of the court brief on behalf of Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) to Judge Jackson prior to Jackson's delivery of his conclusions of law in early April. On Wednesday of this week, the DOJ is slated to issue its rebuttal to the proposed remedies Microsoft submitted to Judge Jackson a week ago. On May 24, Jackson is slated to hold a remedy hearing in Washington, D.C. -- Mary Jo Foley, ZDNet News

Topics: Microsoft, Government, Legal

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