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New "US judge denies Microsoft subpoenas against rivals"
[link|http://today.reuters.com/investing/FinanceArticle.aspx?type=businessNews&storyID=2006-03-30T000653Z_01_N29321945_RTRUKOC_0_US-MICROSOFT-QUASH.xml|Reuters]:
- A U.S. District Court in California on Wednesday quashed an attempt by Microsoft Corp. to force Sun Microsystems Inc. and Oracle Corp. to provide documents in its battle with the European Commission.
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"Microsoft has attempted to cast the DG-Competition as an 'adversary.' In light of the nature of the European Commission, that label is incorrect," said U.S. Magistrate Judge Patricia Trumbull, in a six-page decision issued Wednesday.

"As a matter of comity, this court presumes the neutrality of both the DG-Competition and the European Commission," the judge wrote.
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"There's no such thing as comity if you can use foreign courts to end-run each other's rulings," said Daniel Wall, lawyer for Oracle.
And this part is earlier on the cited article:
But judges in New York and Boston are still considering similar requests against IBM and Novell Inc., respectively, as Microsoft fights against possible fines of up to 2 million euros a day for failing to carry out sanctions imposed by the Commission, lawyers for one of the companies said.
So far, so good!
Alex

When fascism comes to America, it'll be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross. -- Sinclair Lewis
New Time for Friends-of-George to repay those election donations

New Prescient, c'est moi -
Well, it's [link|http://www.infoworld.com/article/06/03/30/76977_HNintervene_1.html| IW] but they're just reporting..
US diplomats intervene in Microsoft EU case
The action came as the company's top lawyers arrived in Brussels to make a final attempt to convince regulators not to impose daily fines

By Paul Meller, IDG News Service
March 30, 2006 \t

As it makes a final effort during two days of hearings to avert daily fines of up to \ufffd2 million ($2.4 million) in its ongoing antitrust fight with the European Commission, Microsoft (Profile, Products, Articles) has received sympathy, if not support, from a powerful friend: The U.S. government.

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Slimy lying creeps. They can't even spel 'cooperate'.

     "US judge denies Microsoft subpoenas against rivals" - (a6l6e6x) - (2)
         Time for Friends-of-George to repay those election donations -NT - (Ashton)
         Prescient, c'est moi - - (Ashton)

I don't want to write it, and you don't want to see it.
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