Microsoft played the “greed card” in closing arguments, countering an anti-trust challenge by Danbury-based Bristol Technologies Inc., which hoped to prove that Bill Gates’ giant software company is an illegal monopolist.

The jury deliberated less than three full days, and on July 16 awarded just one dollar to Bristol for unfair trade violations, and cleared Microsoft on two complicated anti-trust charges. Bristol estimated its damages at $260 million from the anti-competitive practices it alleged.

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