December 5, 2020

Microsoft Ruling Released Early

Ted Bridis at the Associated Press reports that Friday’s rulings on the Microsoft case put on the Court’s website at 2:40 PM, about two hours before their official release. As in the Intentia/Reuters incident, the documents were put on the website in a guessable location, but without any links to them being released.

Slashdot published the news about the rulings’ availability at 3:30 PM, still about an hour before they were to be released. At this point, even the DOJ and Microsoft had not seen the rulings. The markets were still open at this point, and the trading price of Microsoft stock predictably went up.