bfwebster writes: "Microsoft lost its appeal to remove class-action status for the 'Vista Capable' lawsuit that has already resulted in some embarrassing internal e-mails being released publicly. As Computerworld reports, in its appeal to the US Ninth Circuit Court, Microsoft argued (among other things) that "continuing the lawsuit might mean new disclosures of insider e-mails, which could 'jeopardize Microsoft's goodwill' and 'disrupt Microsoft's relationships with its business partners.'" Given what's been released so far [PDF, 158 pages], not to mention Microsoft's history of rather frank internal e-mails, that's probably putting it mildly. There could be some interesting reading ahead."
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