The US government's antitrust trial against Microsoft, which was set to resume on 12 April after a six-week recess, has now been delayed until 10 May at the earliest. Insiders believe the delay may help Microsoft reach a deal with the US Department of Justice, as the two parties are currently believed to be poles apart. By 23 April, each party must file a list of three rebuttal witnesses, which will be heard when the case resumes. This may take several weeks, after which each side will have 30 days to prepare a "finding of fact". A final decision on the case is not expected until the autumn.
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