US District Court Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson has agreed to delay the start of the federal antitrust trial against Microsoft until October, a spokesman confirmed on Monday.
Jackson will hear pre-trial motions in the case on October 11 and the trial will get underway October 15. This is the second time the trial has been rescheduled. Such postponements are a routine aspect of trials, particularly those involving lawsuits of the magnitude of the Microsoft case, which already has produced hundreds of pages of documents.
Microsoft was in court last week when Judge Jackson heard arguments related to its request for summary judgement. The company is seeking to have all or parts of the case against it dismissed by the judge.