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STATEMENT OF ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL R. HEWITT PATE
REGARDING THE DEPARTMENTíS FILING TODAY IN THE MICROSOFT CASE


WASHINGTON, D.C. - R. Hewitt Pate, Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Departmentís Antitrust Division, issued the following statement today after the Department filed its brief in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in case 03-5030, United States of America, Appellee v. Microsoft Corporation, Appellee, Computer and Communications Industry Association and Software & Information Industry Association, Appellants:

ďThe Microsoft settlement is in the public interest and the Department remains committed to actively enforcing its terms. As todayís brief explains, the District Court properly rejected CCIA and SIIAís attempt to intervene in this case. Following painstaking review of the record, the District Court correctly found that the Department fully complied with the Tunney Act procedures, and that the settlement was in the public interest.Ē

BACKGROUND

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