The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Washington overturned a preliminary injuction barring Microsoft Corp. from tying Windows 95 and its Internet Explorer Web browser. The injunction had been won in December by the U.S. Justice Department. The case was sent back to the U.S. District Court in Washington for further hearings. Bill Neukom, Microsoft senior VP-law and corporate affairs, said the decision validates Microsoft's strategy of integrating products and should help it in a legal battle over its right to to make Internet Explorer an integrated component of the new Windows 98.
Copyright June 1998, Crain Communications Inc.