Microsoft and the US Department of Justice (DoJ) have gone to court in a bid to end the antitrust cases which have dogged the Redmond giant for the past few years.
According to The Wall Street Journal, both the DoJ and Microsoft have filed briefs opposing an effort to appeal against a federal judge's November approval of their antitrust settlement.
The appeal was filed in December by two trade associations representing Microsoft competitors: the Computer and Software Industry Association and the Software and Information Industry Association.
But Microsoft has stated that the claims of harm to the associations' members are vague, and that it is unfair that it is required to endure further proceedings.
A ruling on the associations' petition is expected in the next couple of weeks.
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