Comes v. Microsoft is an Iowa state court class action brought by consumers, small businesses, and other indirect purchasers of Microsoft software products. Plaintiffs allege that from May 18, 1994 through June 30, 2006, Microsoft engaged in illegal monopolization and other anticompetitive conduct in the markets for operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, and office suite software.
Plaintiffs contend that Microsoft charged higher prices than it would have charged had it not engaged in the anticompetitive conduct. Plaintiffs also contend that Microsoftâ€™s conduct caused its operating systems software to be more vulnerable to security breaches. Plaintiffs seek damages for their injuries. Trial is expected to continue until the spring of 2007.
Did I mention earlier that the PC Empire is crumbling? This case is the main gate of the castle being dynamited off it’s gilded hinges.
The court documents are brutal, in particular the internal emails from MS execs. Balmer is revealed as even more of a troll. The man needs a nice long prison stretch.