Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Microsoft
Current Parent Company: 
Microsoft
Penalty: 
$100,000,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
June 11, 2009
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices
Violation Description: 

Microsoft agreed to pay $40 million and provide $60 million in hardware/software vouchers for state organizations in settlement of allegations it used the dominant position of Microsoft Windows to hamper competition.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Mississippi Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Mississippi
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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