Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Microsoft
Current Parent Company: 
Microsoft
Penalty: 
$70,000,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
April 10, 2012
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices
Violation Description: 

Microsoft agreed to pay $70 million to a group of California cities and counties to settle allegations it overcharged for software because of monopolistic control of the marketplace.

Level of Government: 
local
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
California Multi-Jurisdiction Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
Facility State: 
California
Facility County: 
multi-county
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Washington
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
information technology
Specific Industry of Parent: 
software
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Parent company note: 
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