European Court Rejects Microsoft's Antitrust Appeal

A European court dealt Microsoft Corp. a severe blow as it rejected the company's appeal of a landmark 2004 antitrust ruling and upheld a $613 million fine against the world's largest software maker. The European Union's Court of First Instance said the EU's antitrust commission ruled correctly against Microsoft when it said the software maker leveraged its dominant position in the market for PC operating systems into work group server operating systems and media players.

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