Curious as to others thoughts. Would AOL consider jumping into damages lawsuit on behalf of the prior Netscape shareholders (now AOL)? One news source this weekend was quoted as saying that this initial ruling could open the door for many damaging lawsuits against MSFT. Seems all the evidence has already been provided through the Antitrust trial, only real question is how much the poster child of the suit (NSCP) could be awarded. Understanding the lengthy and costly couse of litigation, this could be a distraction to AOL. The potential Billions that could awarded might make this worthwhile however.....thoughts??????
I am not an lawyer (thank GOD), but it just seems that if anybody has a meaningful damages suit against MSFT it would be AOL/NSCP. After all, it was accurately portrayed during the antitrust hearings companies like NSCP could not survive/thrive against the might and tactics of MSFT. The potential damages award could total in the Billions, especially when you consider the key browser testimony that the MSFT executives bungled while under oath. Talk about a great opportunity for AOL to make MSFT pay for all that they will escape from lesser rivals who cannot afford to litigate. This just seems way too obvious as an AOL course of action......doesn't it???????