OAKLAND, CA – The City Attorney’s Office has secured a $201,691 payment under the terms of the
settlement of a class action lawsuit that Oakland and other California cities and counties brought against
In 2004, San Francisco, Los Angeles and other cities and counties filed a lawsuit accusing Microsoft of
illegally charging inflated prices for software due to monopolistic control of the marketplace. In exchange
for dismissal of the lawsuit, which sought damages the City suffered due to Microsoft’s price fixing,
Microsoft agreed to pay $70 million to California government agencies.
Under the terms of the settlement, government agencies were entitled to an amount of money based on
the number of Microsoft products they bought during a specified time period.
City Attorney Barbara Parker thanked staff who worked with the Settlement Administrator to secure the
payment for the City of Oakland.