OVERVIEW | WORKING WITH ACADEMIC EXPERTS | KEY CONCEPTS IN THE LITIGATION
Over the past several years, Microsoft has faced more than 100
private litigations over claims of anticompetitive activity, including overcharging consumers for software products. Analysis Group has worked on many of these cases, including the Minnesota litigation, which was settled in 2004. More recently, the
Iowa class action, only the second of the private state cases to go to trial, was also settled.
In the Iowa case, Analysis Group worked closely with both in-house counsel for Microsoft and the law firms Heller Ehrman LLP; Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads LLP; and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.
Our team provided assistance with economic analysis to the attorneys and support for a number of academic experts in the preparation of reports, deposition testimony, preparation for the depositions of plaintiffs’ experts, and trial. We supported these experts in areas including antitrust economics, industrial organization, information technology, and finance and accounting. We also supported expert rebuttal of plaintiffs’ damages estimates.
This feature was published in May 2007.