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Well the judge has ruled and MSFT broke the law.

That was pretty much a given since the 'finding of fact' a while back. Now is the penalty phase (in this case, break up the company). Then comes the appeal phase...

"We will not tolerate deceit from management. In fact, a company violating this standard is an outright sell."

I would say Otter nailed that one. I agree. I often regretted not getting MSFT a few years ago when I first started watching them. This was pre-Fool (for me) and I was concerned that their PE was not sustainable. Damn if they didn't sustain! Today I would not touch the company for anything, primarily because I agree with the above quote. But also because there is too much uncertainty in the company now. Very scary from an investing standpoint, IMHO. If I were an RM manager I would sell this one (in fact I would have done so shortly after the finding of fact).

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