Juror in Microsoft case at peace with decision

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The lone holdout juror who prevented a Utah company from getting as much as $1.2 billion from one-time rival Microsoft Corp. for alleged antitrust violations says he’s at peace with his decision.

Corbyn Alvey, a 21-year-old security guard from Magna, tells KSL-TV (http://bit.ly/ubPwcB ) that he didn’t think there was enough evidence presented during the two-month trial in Salt Lake City federal court to support the claims of Provo-based Novell Inc.

Novell sued Microsoft in 2004, claiming the software giant duped it into developing the once-popular WordPerfect writing program for Windows 95 only to pull the plug so Microsoft could gain market share with its own product.

Novell says it was later forced to sell WordPerfect for a $1.2 billion loss.

Other members of the 12-person jury sided with Novell.

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Information from: KSL-TV, http://www.ksl.com/