U.S. Judge strikes down Microsoft's subpoenas for EU case

By Justin Mann on April 18, 2006, 12:47 PM
No luck for Microsoft as far as U.S. courts are concerned in the legal battles they face in Europe, it seems. A District Court Judge has prevented Microsoft from getting particular information from Novell, which was intended to be used as evidence to support Microsoft in their anti-trust case in Europe.

"Enforcing Microsoft's...subpoena to Novell would circumvent and undermine the law of the European Community concerning how a litigant may obtain third-party documents," the judge said in a harshly-worded 12-page decision issued Monday.
Microsoft of course is upset with this, but the court remains firm that Microsoft is trying to circumvent EU laws. It's likely that this IT battle will rage on for a long time.




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