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This is the homepage for the Jim Hood, Attorney General ex rel. State of Mississippi v. Microsoft Corporation, Civil Action Number G2004-1542 case. This case is under the jurisdiction of the Chancery Court of Hinds County, Mississippi, First Judicial District.

THIS SITE IS NOT OPERATED BY MICROSOFT CORPORATION. THIS SETTLEMENT IS SUPERVISED BY THE COURT AND IS ADMINISTERED BY A CLAIMS ADMINISTRATION FIRM THAT HANDLES ALL ASPECTS OF CLAIM PROCESSING. ALL INQUIRIES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE SETTLEMENT ADMINISTRATOR.

Case Background

Plaintiff alleges that Microsoft unlawfully used anticompetitive means to maintain a monopoly in markets for certain software, and that as a result, it overcharged the State of Mississippi and Mississippi consumers who licensed its MS-DOS, Windows, Word, Excel and Office software. Microsoft denies Plaintiff’s allegations and contends that it developed and sold high quality and innovative software products at fair and reasonable prices. The parties settled the case, and on June 11, 2009 the Court approved the Settlement.

Settlement

If you are a Mississippi resident, and between January 1, 1996 and June 11, 2009, licensed certain Microsoft software, or a personal computer with certain Microsoft software installed on it, for use in Mississippi and not for resale you may be an Eligible Purchaser entitled to receive benefits under the proposed settlement. To be an Eligible Purchaser, a person or entity must have purchased a Microsoft Operating System and/or Microsoft Application for use in Mississippi, between January 1, 1996 and June 11, 2009. Licenses for re-sale or re-licensing are not eligible for the Settlement. If you are an Eligible Purchaser, you are entitled to receive Settlement Benefits.

To Join Settlement

The Settlement is divided into two settlement groups: Consumer Customers and Volume Licensing Customers. Select the link below for the group that applies to you.

  • Consumer Customers are purchasers who received their licenses for a covered Microsoft product by purchasing it from a retailer (either at a store, by mail, or the Internet), or who received a covered Microsoft product pre-loaded on a computer, and do not qualify as Volume Licensing Customers.
  • Consumer Customers

  • Volume Licensing Customers are purchasers who licensed multiple copies through Microsoft Open, Select, School, or Enterprise Agreement licensing plans. Volume Licensing Customers may also have obtained one or more covered Microsoft products outside Microsoft’s volume licensing programs.
  • Volume Licensing Customers

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