“The federal judge in the Microsoft Corp. antitrust trial ordered the software company Monday to pay Massachusetts $967,014.52 in attorney fees, less than half what the state had sought,” The Associated Press reports. “U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly criticized the attorney general in Massachusetts for offering ‘deficient documentation and lack of explanation’ for the higher figure, calling her decision a ‘generous award.'”
“Massachusetts had demanded $2,012,377.72 from Microsoft,” AP reports. “Kollar-Kotelly’s ruling was a final jab at Massachusetts, the only state to refuse to settle the landmark antitrust case. In its legal appeal, the state had earlier accused the judge of a ‘profound misunderstanding’ when she approved the settlement among Microsoft, the Justice Department and 18 other states.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Awwww, on second thought, forget it.