Iowa Microsoft Lawsuit Checks

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cycloneworld

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I didn't apply for mine on general principle.
Same here. And while some of the unclaimed money goes back to the government, it goes back for a good cause.

Half of any unclaimed cash will be donated to Iowa schools in the form of vouchers that can be used to purchase new computer equipment
Microsoft to pay $179 million in Iowa antitrust settlement

Gotta love these stupid class-action lawsuits. This one netted private "ambulance chasers" $75 million in legal fees. :no:
 

ISUFan22

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I shoulda growed up to be a lawyer. ISU would have a bowled in stadium (both levels), new practice facilities and locker rooms for all sports except FB, renovated Hilton and an invisible proximity fence keeping all KSU and Hawk fans out of Ames.
 

Cyclonepride

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Same here. And while some of the unclaimed money goes back to the government, it goes back for a good cause.



Microsoft to pay $179 million in Iowa antitrust settlement

Gotta love these stupid class-action lawsuits. This one netted private "ambulance chasers" $75 million in legal fees. :no:
Exactly.......the only thing class action lawsuits do is line the pockets of lawyers. I suppose I could have applied for the settlement, then sent a check to Bill Gates, but oh well.
 

06_CY

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I have no problem taking money on this. I don't have anything against Microsoft (except the Office 2007 format), but I did buy 2 products during the time period, so might as well apply for it.
 

jbhtexas

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I have no problem taking money on this.
I don't have a problem taking money from Microsoft. I figure that since 1994, when my company started heavily progamming with VB and VBA, we've lost $$$ programming around and many of hours of productivity working around bugs in the MS software that we use.

I remember that when we switched from Office 95 to Office 97, just about every VBA module we had (and we have lots of them) broke because of bugs or undocumented changes in the Office 97 COM objects. Fun times those were...
 

brianhos

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Good luck getting that much. I think I had $300 on it and got $45. But its free money to me, so I can't complain.

I thought it was set in stone how much you were getting, or is this another case of only the lawyers making $$?
 

06_CY

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It says "Your cash payment was calculated according to the terms of the Settlement Agreement" and gives a number to call with questions.
 

DevilDog

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I submitted mine last year sometime for $90 and got a check for $125 about a month or so ago. Not sure why i got more but it spent just fine.