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Microsoft moves to stop embarrassment
Software supremo Microsoft is dancing a legal jig over its embarrassing Vista marketing program.
Microsoft was caught with its PR pants down after evidence presented to a U.S. Court seemed to show that its executives knew its Vista marketing campaign was a tad dodgy.
The Judge agreed to allow a class action against Microsoft, but because of the nature of the U.S. court system, embarrassing emails and other evidence were made public. Microsoft has now asked that the lawsuit be suspended while the company appeals a Judge's decision to grant the case class-action status.
It is unlikely that it will win, but the move could bog down any new disclosures of potentially embarrassing company e-mails.