by CIO Staff

MS Seeks Another EU Extension

Feb 02, 20061 min
IT Leadership

Microsoft has asked European Commission hearing officers for yet another extension of the deadline to respond to the antitrust ruling against it, Reuters reports.

A letter from Microsoft’s attorneys asked that the firm be granted additional time to respond to the EC’s “Statement of Objections,” claiming the company did not have enough access to the documents needed to take action, Reuters reports.  The EC’s objections allege that Microsoft has been less than cooperative in responding to the Commission’s antitrust ruling.

“It would be appropriate to grant Microsoft a further extension of time in which to prepare its defense since Microsoft should have access to the missing documents in due time to formulate its response,” the letter read.

For background read Microsoft Granted Extension for Fine-Proposal Reply, Microsoft Will Appeal EU Ruling, Microsoft to License Windows Source Code, EU Commish Surprised by Microsoft Source Code Offer and MS, EU Officials Meet in Redmond, Wash.

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-Al Sacco