Microsoft lawyer says it competed vigorously, but not illegallyby Jeff Horwich, Minnesota Public Radio
Lawyers for Microsoft are making their opening statements in Minneapolis, in a case seeking more than $400 million for Minnesota consumers. The class action suit against the software maker is the only one of more than 30 such cases around the country to go to trial. Plaintiffs say Microsoft's illegal monopoly in computer operating systems and certain software allowed it to charge high prices to individuals and businesses. Minnesota Public Radio's Jeff Horwich reports Microsoft's lawyers are eager to defend the company.