VOL. 112 | NO. 110 | Thursday, June 25, 1998
A federal appeals court on Wednesday handed Microsoft Corp
A federal appeals court on Wednesday handed Microsoft Corp. a victory with implications for the governments antitrust case against the company. A three-judge panel removed restrictions a judge had imposed on the companys Windows 95 software, saying there was adequate justification for Microsoft to bundle its Internet browser within Windows 95. The same practice in Windows 98, which goes on sale today, is one of the core complaints of the Justice Department and 20 states currently suing Microsoft. Government lawyers contend that requiring computer makers to buy the browser as part of Windows 95 amounts to an illegal "tying" of the products and violates a 1995 court-sanctioned agreement between the company and the government. But, the appeals court on Tuesday described the packaging of the browser with Windows 95 as "a genuine integration," which is legal because a single combined product offers benefits over separate uses.
The Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association will sponsor its annual golf scramble at Big Creek Golf Club, 6195 Woodstock-Cuba Road on Friday at 1 p.m. The cost is $50 per person and includes greens fee, cart and beverages. For more information, call Jim Curry at 577-2296.
The Memphis Bar Association and the associations auxiliary will sponsor a family outing at the Memphis Zoo on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost, which includes admission and food, is $19 for adults, $15 for children aged 12 to 18, $10 for children aged 2 to 11 and free for children under 2.
The Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association will sponsor a Nuts and Bolts Seminar with Circuit Court Judge Robert Childers on Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. The series is designed to introduce attorneys to judges and their courts. The judges comment on the basics of their particular court, the practice of law in general, professionalism among lawyers and their expectations of lawyers who appear before them. The seminar qualifies for one hour of continuing legal education credit. The cost is $5 for members of the Young Lawyers Division, $10 for MBA members and $20 for non-members.