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Wis. schools get $80 million in reimbursements

Tue, 03/30/2010 - 2:30am
The Associated Press

State education officials have sent out nearly $80 million in technology reimbursements from Microsoft Corp. to more than 800 public schools.

The reimbursements stem from a 2006 settlement the state reached with Microsoft over antitrust allegations. The state's lawsuit mirrored antitrust cases across the country that claimed Microsoft customers paid artificially high prices as a result of the company's alleged anticompetitive conduct and dominant share of the software market.

Schools with at least 33 percent of students from income households were eligible. State Department of Public Instruction spokeswoman Patrick Gasper says about 810 schools will get reimbursements.

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