Can Microsoft's Nemesis Save Napster?

David Boies is out to prove the music service is legal

When the Justice Dept. first accused Microsoft Corp. of antitrust violations, the success of the government's case was far from certain. That was before Justice's lead litigator, David Boies, shredded Microsoft in court. Now, Napster Inc. has hired Boies in the hopes that the courtroom Houdini can work the same magic for the online-music startup.

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