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Justice's Klein applauds Microsoft ruling

WASHINGTON, April 3 (Reuters) - Justice Department antitrust chief Joel Klein said on Monday that the government was ``very pleased with the court's ruling'' in the Microsoft Corp. (NasdaqNM:MSFT - news) antitrust case.

Federal Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson found that Microsoft violated the Sherman antitrust Act, agreeing with the Justice Department on three of the four allegations -- including the most serious.

``The court concluded that Microsoft violated the antitrust laws by abusing its monopoly power and attempting to monopolize the Internet browser market,'' Klein said in a statement. ``The decision will benefit consumers and stimulate competition and innovation in the high tech industry.''


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