What sort of fine can the court legally levy against Microsoft that would still
be far less expensive than producing more corny commercials? Considering the
fines companies get levied for far more serious things than frivolous actions, I
figure that anything more than $50k would be contestable as 'cruel and unusual
"[ Robert-Coyote ]" wrote:
> re:"The value would be in the PR, not the winning"
> getting slapped with a fine for a frivolous action notwithstanding
> Mike Lorrey wrote:
> >Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> >> Mike Lorrey wrote:
> >> >Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> Brian Atkins <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> >> > Redmond, WA - Microsoft today filed papers in Federal
> >>District Court
> >> >> >alleging that the United States Government is a monopoly.
> >> >>
> >> >> Now that's funny!
> >> >
> >> >I've been wondering why they don't actually do it as a form of
> >> >protest.
> >> Because you can't sue the Government without their permission?
> >You can certainly file a lawsuit if you like, and the PR value of filing an
> >anti-trust suit against the government would be worth far more than any
> >court dismissal. Demonstrating to the public who the real market dictator
> >would be all thats needed.
> Very good point! The value would be in the PR, not the winning.
> Remember, "Question Authority, and The Authorities will question
> you." Does anyone know where this quote comes from? It is another
> one of my favorites.
> Harvey Newstrom <http://HarveyNewstrom.com>
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