Two leading law firms with antitrust class actions against Microsoft Corp. are seeking to make San Francisco the venue for the handful of such cases pending in California courts, and may soon duke it out to determine which firm will serve as lead counsel.

San Francisco class action plaintiffs firm Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein jumped into the Microsoft fray last week with a suit — Nanette Fisher v. Microsoft Corp., 308120 — on behalf of consumers who purchased Microsoft Windows upgrades. The firm has filed a motion to coordinate Microsoft class actions in San Francisco.

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