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Novell vs. Microsoft Antitrust Suit Dismissed

As the world's largest software company, Microsoft is a big target and, guilty or not, has had to weather its share of lawsuits over the years.

Datamation has the story of one case, Microsoft versus Novell, that dates back years, but it may have reached an apparent resolution this week.


One of Microsoft's longest running antitrust adversaries may no longer be on its fight card.

A U.S. District Court judge for the District of Maryland dismissed the final two counts against Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) by Novell (NASDAQ: NOVL) on Tuesday in an antitrust suit involving the networking vendor's former WordPerfect Office suite of products.

Barring reinstatement by a federal appeals court, the case, which was filed in 2004, is effectively over.

"We are pleased and gratified by the court's ruling, dismissing these very old claims," Kevin Kutz, Microsoft director of public affairs, said in an e-mail to InternetNews.com.

Read the full story at Datamation:
Court Dismisses Novell Suit Against Microsoft