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Hinds County Chancellor Upholds Suit Against Microsoft

A Mississippi judge has upheld millions of dollars in attorneys' fees for handling a state lawsuit against computer software manufacturer, Microsoft.

Hinds County Chancellor, Denise Owens, dismissed the challenge filed by state auditor, Stacy Pickering, over $10 million in attorneys' fees.

Pickering says he plans to appeal the ruling to the Mississippi Supreme Court.

Microsoft reached a $100 million settlement with the state last June.

It agreed to pay $10 million dollars to lawyers hired by the Attorney General's office to handle the case.

But Pickering sued and argued the fees should be paid with money appropriated by the legislature.

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