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August 29, 1998 | From Associated Press
Government lawyers spent a second day Friday questioning Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates in preparation for a trial next month of their antitrust suit against the software giant. Gates, the world's richest man with more than an estimated $50 billion in assets, was questioned for nine hours Friday in a conference room at the company's headquarters near Seattle.
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December 8, 2011 | By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times
A federal appeals court appeared unlikely Thursday to throw out a ruling against Proposition 8, the 2008 California measure that banned gay marriage, on the grounds the judge was in an undisclosed, long term same-sex relationship. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which has been examining Proposition 8 for more than a year, also seemed reluctant to make public the videotapes of the historic, 12-day trial on Proposition 8's constitutionality. The panel met for two hours Thursday to hear peripheral issues in the fight over same-sex marriage: whether last year's ruling against Proposition 8 should be nullified because the judge was in a committed gay relationship and whether the videotapes of the trial should be unsealed.
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March 18, 1993 | SCOT J. PALTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Opening arguments began Wednesday in a civil lawsuit against Westinghouse Electric Corp., culminating a five-year drive by the Philippine government to call a major American company to account for allegedly bribing the country's former dictator. The suit in federal court here charges that Pittsburgh-based Westinghouse paid about $17 million in bribes in exchange for a contract to build a $2.2-billion nuclear power plant that has never been used.
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April 10, 1991 | From Dow Jones News Service
Dow Jones & Co. and Group W Satellite Communications filed an appeal of last week's disqualification by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge of their $115-million joint bid to acquire Financial News Network Inc. The appeal was expected. Separately, the Federal Trade Commission filed an appeal of a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge's ruling that any litigation, including a possible antitrust suit involving the pending FNN acquisition, must go through the bankruptcy court.
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June 17, 1999 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
A computer executive considered a close ally of Microsoft Corp. described the software giant as a "natural monopoly" in court Wednesday and said he agreed to promote some Microsoft products to maintain close relations with the software giant. Gordon Eubanks, chief executive of Oblix Inc. and the former chairman of Symantec Corp., which makes the popular Norton Utilities and other programs, made the remarks while testifying as a Microsoft witness in the landmark antitrust case.
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February 12, 1999 | From Associated Press
The government challenged a senior Microsoft Corp. executive Thursday on his claim that people can quickly and easily download Web browsers over the Internet. Microsoft Vice President Brad Chase testified under cross-examination in his company's antitrust trial that downloading a Web browser--either Microsoft's own Internet Explorer or the rival browser made by Netscape Communications Corp.--is a simple and usually successful process for most people.
BUSINESS
February 28, 2001 | From Bloomberg News
Random House Inc. has asked a federal judge to bar a publisher of electronic books from copying works of William Styron, Kurt Vonnegut, and Robert Parker and selling them over the Internet. Random House, a unit of Bertelsmann AG, the world's third largest media company, says rival RosettaBooks LLC has cherry-picked eight important titles, including "Sophie's Choice" and "Slaughterhouse-Five," copied them in digital format, and begun selling them online.
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July 5, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, the ousted chief executive of American International Group Inc., may be willing to negotiate with New York Atty. Gen. Eliot Spitzer to settle a fraud lawsuit, one of Greenberg's lawyers said. "If a reasonable resolution could be reached without litigation, that's obviously in everybody's interest," attorney David Boies said in an interview Friday. "I think there will be some serious settlement discussions."
BUSINESS
August 22, 2002 | JOSEPH MENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No new bidders emerged for the remains of Napster Inc. by Wednesday's Bankruptcy Court deadline, moving the dormant music-swapping service a step closer to ownership by Bertelsmann, people close to Napster said. A committee of unsecured creditors tried a last-ditch campaign to attract interest from record labels, media companies and others, asking for a minimum bid of $25 million.
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September 12, 1998 | From Washington Post
Lawyers for the Justice Department and Microsoft Corp. jointly asked a federal judge Friday to delay their antitrust trial for three weeks because each side still must conduct about 20 pretrial interviews with industry executives, sources close to the case said. U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson did not immediately rule on the request, though legal specialists anticipate he will issue a decision next week.
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