Microsoft V. Microsoft's Antitrust Case

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In May of 1998, the United States Department of Justice initiated a lawsuit against
Microsoft Corporation regarding an antitrust case. This litigation was brought to court because
Microsoft had apparently become a monopoly and was breaking sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman
Antitrust Act by taking part in abusive practices.
In this case, Microsoft was being sued for committing a monopolization. One of the main issues in this case was that Microsoft was abusing this monopoly power through its operating system and web browser sales on Intel personal computers. The central issue in this was that
Microsoft was putting together their operating system with Internet Explorer’s web browser. The plaintiffs thought that this was the main reason why Microsoft’s
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