Microsoft settles anti-trust case

Microsoft has agreed to pay $70m (£41m) in product vouchers to settle an anti-trust case brought against it by Californian local authorities.

Microsoft has agreed to pay $70m (£41m) in product vouchers to settle an anti-trust case brought against it by Californian local authorities.

The class action was brought by authorities who claimed that Microsoft had used its market dominance to overcharge them for products.

The lawsuit was filed in August 2004 by the cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles, and four California counties.

The agreement still has to be approved by a court.

Microsoft said it had agreed to settle so it could focus on the future. It still claims it sold its software at fair prices and denies overcharging the local authorities.

The $70m will be shared between the local authorities, who will be able to use the vouchers to buy future products.

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