The state of Mississippi sued Microsoft in connection with allegedly anticompetitive actions taken by Microsoft towards its competitors in the operating system market, as well as towards nascent competition from Netscape Communications Corp.’s Navigator web browser and Sun Microsystems, Inc.’s Java programming platform.
Econ One was retained by counsel for the plaintiffs to analyze both liability issues and damages. Since many of the relevant issues had been litigated previously, Econ One’s effort also involved the review and analysis of numerous prior federal, state, and private lawsuits against Microsoft. Dr. Jeffrey Leitzinger submitted an expert report and provided deposition testimony in this matter. Prior to trial, the case settled for $100 million.