How The Microsoft Pact Nearly Crashed

Justice Dept. trustbuster Anne Bingaman has won acclaim for her judicious settlement with Microsoft, ending its alleged anticompetitive activities without hamstringing its world-class operations. But antitrust targets are learning the scrappy litigator can be far from judicious in the midst of battle. People close to the talks say her angry outburst nearly scuttled the accord at the last minute.

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