EU Levies Record $1.35 Billion Fine Against Microsoft

The European antitrust regulator levied a record $1.35 billion fine against Microsoft in a ruling designed to send a clear message to the world’s biggest software maker -- and to any other company -- of the dangers of flouting its competition rulings. The size of the penalty, which surprised lawyers and legal experts, was a clear assertion of the power of the European Commission, which has emerged from a lengthy legal battle with Microsoft as arguably the world’s most activist regulator.

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