Microsoft Allowed to Appeal Novell Suit

Microsoft has won the right to appeal the remaining charges in its antitrust suit with Novell. The company successfully had half of the charges against it thrown out in mid-June, and U.S. District Court Judge J. Frederick Motz has ruled that there is sufficient evidence for Microsoft to challenge the remaining two charges.

Motz said that while he still believed his previous ruling was sufficient, and that Novell’s claims were not without merit, he would be willing to hear Microsoft’s appeal. Motz also says that Novell had agreed to consider the appeal and that it was in the public’s interest to hear Microsoft’s concern. No date was announced to begin the appeal process.


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