Some MS suits fail, others forge ahead

While the world focuses on whether Microsoft Corp.'s federal antitrust case heads for the Supreme Court or a lower appeals court, dozens of private lawsuits have been working their way through the legal system -- suits that, if successful, could force Microsoft (msft) to pay billions to consumers who run the Windows operating system and other applications.

While the world focuses on whether Microsoft Corp.'s federal antitrust case heads for the Supreme Court or a lower appeals court, dozens of private lawsuits have been working their way through the legal system -- suits that, if successful, could force Microsoft (msft) to pay billions to consumers who run the Windows operating system and other applications. However, the cases must first clear a series of sizeable legal hurdles that have already wiped out suits in Nevada, Oregon and Iowa. Full story to follow. -- Lisa M.Bowman, ZDNet News

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