CA vs. Microsoft

California residents should soon start seeing notices about their eligibility to receive compensation from Microsoft as a result of a $1.1 billion settlement. The notices have been held up in a dispute between the software giant and consumers’ lawyers. According to this article in Infoworld, “Under the settlement, individuals and businesses who bought Microsoft’s operating system or productivity software for use in California between Feb. 18, 1995, and Dec. 15, 2001, can get vouchers worth between $5 and $29 depending on the product bought. These vouchers can be used to buy computer hardware or software. Claims valued up to $100 or for up to five product licenses can be made without any documentation. ”