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Texas sues Microsoft
TEXAS SUES MICROSOFT FOR INTERFERING WITH ANTITRUST PROBE
Texas sues MS charging them with interfering in the state's
"Texas Attorney General Dan Morales asked a state
court in Travis County, today to prohibit the company
from 'undermining the state's investigation into possible
antitrust vilations by the company.' "
According to the suit, "Microsoft requires all companies
with which it does business to sign a contract requiring
the companies to inform Microsoft prior to providing any
information to state or federal antitrust investigators."
"We've been concerned about this contract requirement,
and we're looking into the legality of it in the court of
our ongoing inquiry," Connecticut Attorney General Richard
Blumenthal told CNET's NEWS.COM. "If we find that it is
impeding our investigation, we will take similar action."
Connecticut--along with Massachusetts, New York, Texas,
Oregon, and California--are investigating Microsoft's