November 25, 2004
EU Court Sets Talks in Case Against Microsoft
A top European court has summoned all the parties involved in the European Union's antitrust case against Microsoft to a meeting in Luxembourg on Thursday after two prominent opponents of Microsoft withdrew from the proceedings, a court official has said.
People close to the case said the president of the European Court of First Instance, Bo Vesterdorf, wanted to discuss issues created by the withdrawal from the legal process on Nov. 8 of Novell and the Computer and Communications Industry Association. None of the parties concerned would say whether Novell or the CCIA, when they pulled out of the proceedings, withdrew evidence they earlier submitted to the court. But one person close to Microsoft's opponents, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said both had withdrawn their submissions.