Novell's WordPerfect Antitrust Lawsuit Against Microsoft Over Windows 95 Dismissed (Yes, This Is A 2012 Post)

from the justice-is-slow dept

Last year we noted just how odd it was that a Novell antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft over Windows 95 was still going on, but it really was. However, it may finally be over. After the jury deadlocked in December, the court has dismissed the lawsuit, claiming that Novell failed to show sufficient evidence of antitrust violations by Microsoft. But have no fear, fans of 20 years ago: Novell has promised to appeal. All I can say to that is, wait, Novell still exists?
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Filed Under: antitrust, windows 95, wordperfect
Companies: microsoft, novell

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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 17 Jul 2012 @ 6:19pm

    Re: Re: Because Tomorrow is Another Day

    In the early days of the all the lawsuits flying about in the SCO stupidity it was Novell who stood pretty much alone until IBM decided to join in

    That's a bit revisionist. The SCO Group filed its lawsuit against IBM (originally in Utah state court) in March 2003.

    The SCO Group later filed its lawsuit against Novell in January 2004.

    You know where to look to find the original court filings.

    Now if you want to talk about the behind-the-scenes stuff that went on in fall 2002. That is, the stuff we didn't find out until it came out court later... well, The SCO Group (actually still Caldera at that point), their CEO, Mr McBride originally wanted Novell to help them out with their IBM shakedown. Novell resisted.

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