Microsoft starts court battle

BRUSSELS FINED Microsoft 497 million euros in 2004 because it apparently broke European Union (EU) competition law. This week, the US giant has appealed against the ruling at a court in Luxembourg. Microsoft is saying that it acted legally and the judgement should be overturned. The Court will take a week deliberating the case, which could have widespread future ramifications for EU antitrust rulings. If Microsoft win, it would mark a drastic blow for competition regulators at the EU.