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Re: Microsoft to Shell Out $180M to Iowa Consumers
Posted by: David Pitt 2007-04-19 08:40:34
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Microsoft agreed Wednesday to pay Iowans up to $180 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that claimed the company had a monopoly that cost the state's citizens millions of dollars extra for software products. The $179.5 million settlement means individuals in Iowa who bought certain Microsoft products between 1994 and 2006 will be eligible for cash. Companies with multiple copies can seek vouchers that will enable them to buy computer equipment and software.


Re: Microsoft to Shell Out $180M to Iowa Consumers
Posted by: pjscott51 2007-04-19 09:21:09 In reply to: David Pitt
Can you say STUPID? Yes this seems like a good idea. But no proof of purchase. How many people who don't even have a computer will apply for the money? But, lying can bring a charge of perjury. Right!!!
Let's see who would benefit from this the most? Can you say attorneys? Do you think these attorneys are doing this for the benefit of the people of Iowa? I think not. They were only thinking of themselves.
Why not take the $180 million and purchase some computers for the schools.
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