The Microsoft Antitrust Case

The Company Courts the A.G.s

It's not just the Feds who are on Microsoft's case. Nineteen state attorneys general have joined Justice's suit, so the software giant's lobbying strategies are expanding. Microsoft's tactics range from hiring close pals of several A.G.s to sending a key official to speak to a small town's Chamber of Commerce. State officials tell TIME that the company is also helping fund a new Republican attorneys-general group in Washington.

Consider Iowa attorney general Tom Miller, a Democrat and one of the A.G.s suing Microsoft. The company has hired two of his best friends, both former legislators. "They were in to see me...

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