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United States
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Microsoft Corporation

Information on the Settlement

On November 6, 2001, the United States and Microsoft tentatively agreed to the entry of a revised proposed Final Judgment to resolve the United States' civil antitrust case against Microsoft.

This page provides:


Related Documents

The Department of Justice recommends that you review the following documents before you submit comments about the settlement.

You may also want to review other public documents in United States v. Microsoft Corp., Civil No. 98-1232.

Tunney Act
(Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act, 15 U.S.C. § 16)

The Tunney Act sets forth procedures that must be followed whenever the United States proposes to settle a civil antitrust suit through entry of a consent decree. Pursuant to the Tunney Act, members of the public have an opportunity to comment on the proposed settlement before it is accepted by the court.

The Tunney Act procedures require the United States to:

  1. File a proposed Final Judgment and a Competitive Impact Statement (CIS) with the court.
  2. Publish the proposed Final Judgment and CIS in the Federal Register.
  3. Publish notice of the proposed Final Judgment in selected newspapers.
  4. Accept comments from the public for a period of 60 days after the proposed Final Judgment is published in the Federal Register.
  5. Publish the comments received, along with responses to them, in the Federal Register.
  6. File the comments received and responses to them with the court.

The United States reserves the right to withdraw its consent to the revised proposed Final Judgment at any time prior to its acceptance by the court. After receiving the comments and the United States' response, the court may enter the revised proposed Final Judgment if it is found to be in the public interest.

Submitting Comments

Note: The period for public comment ended on January 28, 2002. If you have information about Microsoft's compliance with the Final Judgment in United States v. Microsoft, send e-mail to newcase.atr@usdoj.gov.

Note added July 3, 2003

Before you submit comments about the settlement, the Department of Justice recommends that you review the documents related to the settlement.

You may submit comments about the settlement by e-mail, fax, or mail. Pursuant to the Tunney Act, the period for public comment ends January 28, 2002.

Note: Given recent mail delivery interruptions in Washington, DC, and current uncertainties involving the resumption of timely mail service, the Department of Justice strongly encourages that comments be submitted via e-mail or fax.

E-mail: microsoft.atr@usdoj.gov

In the Subject line of the e-mail, type Microsoft Settlement.

Note: This e-mail address is now closed. If you have information about Microsoft's compliance with the Final Judgment, send e-mail to newcase.atr@usdoj.gov.

Note added July 3, 2003

Fax: 1-202-307-1454

Mail:
Renata B. Hesse
Antitrust Division
U.S. Department of Justice
600 E Street NW
Suite 9500
Washington, DC  20530-0001

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