Three lawyers at Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads haveconvinced a federal judge in Chicago to dismiss a class-action suitagainst Microsoft Corp. that complained of Y2K problems in threeversions of its popular FoxPro database software.

“As we near the 21st century, the media has focused on manypotential Y2K problems. This focus will inevitably lead to muchlitigation, which the courts will need to determine is meritful ormeritless. Unfortunately for the plaintiff, we find this lawsuit fallsin the latter category,” U.S. District Judge Ruben Castillo of theNorthern District of Illinois wrote in his nine-page opinion inKaczmarek v. Microsoft Corp.

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