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   Microsoft-Minnesota Class Action Settlement
"This class action settlement is supervised by the court and is administered by a claims administration firm that handles all aspects of claim processing."

"A settlement has been reached in an antitrust and unfair competition class action lawsuit about certain Microsoft software acquired by consumers and businesses from and including May 18, 1994, and through March 17, 2003 for use in Minnesota. Under the terms of the settlement, Microsoft will provide vouchers totaling up to $174.5 million to eligible Minnesota users of its Windows, Windows for Workgroups, Windows NT Workstation, MS-DOS, Office, Excel, Word, Works Suite or Home Essentials 97 or 98 products to be redeemed for cash after they purchase qualifying computer hardware or software."

Includes online claim form, notices, settlement agreement, etc.

   Empirical Examination of Attorneys' Choice of Forum in Class Action Litigation by Willging, Thomas E. & Wheatman, Shannon R. (January 1, 2005) (Federal Judicial Center)
"Presents attorney responses to a national random survey of 728 attorneys who represented plaintiffs and defendants in 621 recently closed class action cases ... filed in or removed to federal courts[.] [F]ocuses on attorneys' reasons for choosing a state or federal forum ... tracks the differences in rulings in state and federal courts on class certification, motions to dismiss, settlement review, and attorney fee awards in a subset of the 621 cases." 125 pages.

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