Hood v. Microsoft Corp., 428 F.Supp.2d 537, 546 (S.D. Miss. 2006)

The attorney general of Mississippi brought parens patriae antitrust claims. The federal court held, “This type of prospective relief goes beyond addressing the claims of previously injured organizations or individuals. It is aimed at securing an honest marketplace, promoting proper business practices, protecting Mississippi consumers, and advancing Mississippi’s interest in the economic well-being of its…

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Hood v. Microsoft Corp., 428 F.Supp.2d 537 (S.D. Miss. 2006)

The Attorney General of Mississippi filed suit in state court against Microsoft, alleging monopolization by the company which resulted in damages to the state as purchaser and also representing Mississippi customers as parens patriae. Microsoft sought removal to federal district court on the grounds of diversity, arguing that with respect to the parens claims, the…

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