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Settlement Information Last Updated on March 11, 2009:

The Court has granted final approval of the settlement.

To receive benefits, you must have completed and returned a Claim Form on or before December 14, 2007.

** THE DEADLINE HAS PASSED.WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING CLAIM SUBMISSIONS. **
Settlement benefits will be distributed on a rolling basis beginning in December 2007.

Check back at this site or call 1-877-477-0960 for additional information and updates.

Your calls will be answered Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central time.

Questions may also be submitted by email to claimsadmin@iowamicrosoftcase.com. Please include name, address, phone number and if available, the number under the barcode on your claim form along with your questions.

Iowa consumers, businesses, and government entities that bought Microsoft software, or a computer on which it was installed, can claim benefits under a class action settlement with a face value of $179,950,000.

A settlement has been reached in an antitrust class action lawsuit against Microsoft about certain Microsoft software (Windows, MS-DOS, Office, Excel, Word, Works Suite or Home Essentials 97 or 98 products) acquired by consumers, businesses and Iowa state and local government entities for use in Iowa. Under the terms of the settlement, Microsoft will provide up to $179,950,000 in cash payments to consumers and in vouchers to volume licensees and/or Iowa state or local governmental entities that can be used towards the purchase of computers, peripheral computer hardware, and software.

The settlement applies to consumers or businesses that obtained certain Microsoft software between May 18, 1994 and June 30, 2006, for use in Iowa, and not for resale. The settlement also applies to Iowa state and local governments that obtained certain Microsoft software between July 1, 2002 and June 30, 2006, for use in Iowa, and not for resale. The Court-ordered notice and other documents at this website explain the settlement and the benefits it provides. The deadline for submitting your Claim Form online was December 14, 2007.

Click the links below to read the Court-Ordered Notices or review the Settlement Agreement.

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Site last updated: 03-11-2009


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