A federal judge on Wednesday scheduled a hearing for Jan. 7 on whether to grant Microsoft's request to delay hearings on what antitrust remedy should be imposed on the company.
In a motion filed Dec. 21 with U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, Microsoft had argued that it needed the delay because nine states in the case were seeking a "dramatic expansion" of possible sanctions.
The nine states that have rejected a proposed settlement reached between the company, the U.S. Justice Department, and nine other states have argued against the delay.
Under the original timetable, laid out by the judge three months ago, the remedy hearings were set to begin March 11. Microsoft said that left it too little time to prepare.
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