Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Microsoft
Current Parent Company: 
Microsoft
Penalty: 
$20,000,000
Year: 
2003
Date: 
June 17, 2003
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

Microsoft agreed to provide $19.7 million in vouchers and $300,000 for legal fees to resolve West Virginia's lawsuit filed after the state opted out of a multistate settlement involving allegations of anti-competititve practices.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
West Virginia Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
West Virginia
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
Source of Data: 

West Virginia settles Microsoft antitrust case, The Associated Press State & Local Wire, June 17, 2003 (via Nexis).

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