Further delay to Bill's day in court

Further delay to Bill's day in court

The Microsoft antitrust trial appears to be headed for delay. Sources said the software giant and the US Department of Justice last week asked District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson to sign off on a two-week delay of the trial, now slated to begin on September 8. The proposal came after Jackson ruled that the deposition of Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and 16 other company executives must be held publicly. That decision, which stemmed from a seldom-used provision in the 83-year-old Sherman Antitrust Act, presented logistical problems.

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