Company Can Face Class Action Antitrust Suits

A judge has permitted consumers in Florida have banded together in a single class-action lawsuit to pursue antitrust claims against Microsoft. A lawsuit has been filed in Florida has bee filed to hold Microsoft accountable for its anticompetitive approach to sales of its operating system bundled with applications software. Microsoft has faced antitrust claims from the United States government as well as consumers in other states have sued them for antitrust claims under a class action.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are potential problems of certification for class action lawsuits?
What is the status of other antitrust cases pending against Microsoft?
Have there been other class action cases that have been involved in shareholder suits?

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