Microsoft Settles Arizona Lawsuit

Microsoft and the state of Arizona reached an agreement Tuesday. The class-action lawsuit alleged that Microsoft overcharged its customers in the state. According to PCWorld "The deal provides Arizona software buyers with up to $104.6 million in vouchers that can be used to buy computer hardware and software".

Microsoft has reached a preliminary settlement in a class-action lawsuit in Arizona, which alleged that the company abused its Windows monopoly to overcharge customers in the state for its software. The deal provides Arizona software buyers with up to $104.6 million in vouchers that can be used to buy computer hardware and software, Microsoft of Redmond, Washington, says in a statement.

Eligibility Requirements

Arizona consumers who indirectly purchased certain Microsoft operating system, productivity suite, spreadsheet, or word processing software between January 12, 1996 and December 31, 2002 are eligible for vouchers. Half of any unclaimed settlement money will go to needy public schools in Arizona in the form of vouchers, Microsoft says. The settlement is similar to ones Microsoft reached with consumers in states including California, Tennessee, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Kansas. In the Arizona settlement, as in the others, Microsoft denies any wrongdoing.

News source: PCWorld.com

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