The European Union reaffirms its penalty on Microsoft for abuse of dominant position
In 2008 the European Union fined Microsoft for having excessive fees charged to competitors in exchange of information for products compatible with Windows. However, as often happens in such cases, the company appealed, and after four years of explanations and procedures, the General Court of the European Union has confirmed the 2008 decision, insisting that Microsoft had abused its dominant position.
So, Microsoft should pay a fine for his ‘good luck’ was slightly reduced from U.S. $1.4 billion (899 million) to U.S. $ 1.1 billion (860 million euros). Come on, it’s not much that was deducted from the sanction, but to such figures, however little it may seem the discount we are talking about big money.
However, the EU General Court has rejected Microsoft’s explanations and therefore ratified the fine does not mean that the software giant finally going to pay … And there is still an opportunity to appeal the judgment to the Court, the highest court of the European Union. Will they take another four years in the process? Matter of waiting.Abuse, Competition, dominant, Europe, European Union, judgment, Microsoft, Monopoly, position, windows