No You Can't Sue For Anti-Trust Violations From Two Decades Ago
from the statute-of-limitations dept
A year ago, we noted that Jerry Kaplan had suddenly scooped up the rights to his famously failed pen computing startup, Go, and and sued Microsoft for antitrust violations. At the time, we wondered if there was some sort of statute of limitations on suing for antitrust violations. Turns out that was a good question to ask. A court has dismissed the case, noting that some of the accusations go back 20 years. They say Kaplan can file a new lawsuit if he focuses on any harm Microsoft has done the company in the last four years — which still seems rather open ended. Since the company hasn’t existed in quite some time, what’s to stop him from claiming it would have been a great success over the last four years?