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Novell files new antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft

[JURIST] Software developer Novell announced Friday that it has filed a new antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft in a Utah District Court. Read the Novell press release. Novell seeks an unspecified amount of damages for Microsoft's efforts to dominate the 1994-96 market for office data processing software such as Microsoft's Word and Novell's WordPerfect. It additionally claims that Microsoft was uncooperative in releasing technical information regarding Microsoft's Windows operating system, thereby hampering the efforts of Novell to release new versions of their products. On November 8th, in a similar antitrust suit, Novell agreed to settle with Microsoft for $536 million cash in a claim involving NetWare, a new operating system developed to compete with Windows. JURIST's Paper Chase has that story here.

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