Iowa’s anti-trust lawsuit against Microsoft -will- go forward. State attorney general Tom Miller says it’s for the benefit of consumers and competition -not- to settle, as nine of the 18 other states have already done. Miller says he’s concerned about the settlement and its effectiveness. He says past settlements have shown the justice department didn’t get what they thought they got.Miller says Microsoft has held too tight a control over the computer software industry and has violated the law. He says increasing competition in the field will breed innovations, better technology and lower prices.Miller says he’s heard no decision from the other state attorneys general who decided last week -not- to accept the settlement. He says he expects all of the nine states that didn’t sign on will move ahead with the suit.He hopes the next trial date of March 11th will stick. Miller’s been criticized by some for sticking with the lawsuit. They say he’s doing so for professional gain.
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