Microsoft behaved like a monopolistic power, that much was determined by a U.S. District Court judge in Washington, D.C., last month. Now, the question to be answered is whether the computer software giant violated anti-trust law and, if so, how consumers will be compensated.

Attorneys are not leaving anything to chance. Last month’s ruling, part of a U.S. Justice Department case against the computer software company, has prompted a spate of suits nationwide against Microsoft, accusing it of deceptive and unfair trade practices. Two suits were filed last week in South Florida, alleging that Microsoft overcharged for its Windows 95 operating system after the updated Windows 98 version was released.

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