Gunning For Microsoft: The Feds' New Weapon

The feds may be zeroing in on Microsoft Corp.--again. The Justice Dept.'s Antitrust Div. hired a new lead litigator, Samuel R. Miller, for the Microsoft case in December, and since then it has been amassing reams of documents to support a broad-based antitrust case. Justice, which inherited the investigation from the Federal Trade Commission last August, has been haggling with Microsoft for more information and in March issued fresh civil investigative demands, or subpoenas, to several companies--including Texas Instruments Inc. and XSoft, a Xerox Corp. unit.

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