Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th May 2009 10:23 UTC
Intel As was already revealed by eWeek earlier this week, the EU has imposed a massive fine on Intel for abusing its monopoly position. The fine is larger than the one given to Microsoft: 1.06 billion EUR, or 1.44 billion USD, opposed to the 899 million EUR fine imposed upon Microsoft.
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RE[2]: Well done EU!
by pg--az on Wed 13th May 2009 16:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Well done EU!"
pg--az
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How is fining a company going to help another company?


In the US the "civil" lawsuit is where the victim gets damages, for example in the OJ case the civil-suit jury "awarded the Brown and Goldman families tens of millions of dollars in punitive damages against Simpson".

I found a quote directly related to your question "would my guilty plea( in the criminal court) constitute an act of admission and make it easier for the people I hurt to come after me with a civil lawsuit". http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/2009/04/california_cri...

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