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Microsoft asks judge to delay remedy proceedings

by Nikola Strahija on December 22nd, 2001 Microsoft Corp. Friday asked a federal judge for a four-month delay of hearings scheduled to determine what antitrust remedy should be imposed on the company.

In a motion filed before U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, Microsoft said the delay was needed because the states that have refused to settle with the company are seeking a ``dramatic expansion'' of the possible sanctions in the case.

Currently, the remedy hearings are scheduled to begin in March.

The U.S. Justice Department and nine of the 18 states in the case have agreed to settle the case. But the nine dissenting state attorneys general are asking Kollar-Kotelly for tougher sanctions against the company for illegally maintaining its monopoly in personal computer operating systems.

Microsoft said it would call Chief Executive Steve Ballmer as a witness at the remedy hearings.

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