Time is running out for you to sign up to get a piece of the nearly 180-million dollar state Microsoft lawsuit settlement. Attorney Roxanne Conlin says the application process ends Friday (December 14), and there is plenty of money available.
"We have millions and millions of dollars left," Conlin says. Conlin says the money is available simply by asking. Conlin says it’s "so very simple", you just have to go to IowaMicrosftcase.com and you can get a 100 dollar refund on-line without proof of purchase. She says anyone who bought one of several Microsoft products between May of 2004 and June of 2006, has a refund coming.
Conlin says the on-line forms ask a few simple questions. Conlin says if you bought the computer and it had Windows, or Word or Excel, you don’t have to verify it, you just have to know it. Over 80-thousand claims have been filed already, but Conlin believes there are many more people out there who have a refund coming.
Conlin says volume claims will be a big part of the settlement, and she reminds businesses to go on-line and simple check a box and Microsoft will be able to automatically figure out how much the business is owed and send out vouchers.
Conlin says some people will get a refund before Christmas. Conlin says the people who filed at the beginning will get a check next week, but she says those who wait to file until the deadline, will have to wait. Conlin says private citizens aren’t the only ones who can take advantage of the refunds. She says school districts, state and local governments are also eligible to file a claim.
Conlin says if you have questions about how to make a claim, you can call 1-877-477-0960 or visit the settlement web site .