Caldera Lawsuit Settled

Settling a lawsuit that alleged anticompetitive practices in the early 1990s, Microsoft paid out approximately US$275 million to Caldera, a Utah-based software company. Microsoft admits no wrongdoing. The settlement was a surprise; the Caldera case was in many respects weaker than the Department of Justice’s (DoJ) antitrust case. However, some questionable business tactics were set to be revealed in court, and if Caldera had won, it would have boosted the class-action suits spawned by the DoJ case.

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