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Subject:  Time to sell MSFT? Date:  6/7/2000  7:44 PM
Author:  vanselst Number:  6380 of 8329

Well the judge has ruled and MSFT broke the law.

TMF Otter's article on "When to sell" could not have been more timely. He writes that the number one reason to sell a company is when the management is involved in deceptive or illegal practices. To quote, "We will not tolerate deceit from management. In fact, a company violating this standard is an outright sell." He goes on to say that "We need not see the management break the law to determine that they are crooked." One can assume that if they are actually found guilty they've pretty much got a seat reserved in Fool Hell.

In fact, I think it would be safe to say that MSFT " a classic case of a company that used aggressive (and as it turns out, potentially illegal) ... methodology ..." to achieve and maintain a monopoly.

Or does the rule only count when we are the victims?

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