courts http://www.kplu.org en Court says Microsoft must pay $290 million http://www.kplu.org/post/court-says-microsoft-must-pay-290-million <p>The Supreme Court says Microsoft Corp. must pay a $290 million patent infringement judgment awarded to a small Toronto software company in a patent lawsuit.</p><p>The high court on Thursday refused to throw out the judgment against the world&#39;s largest software maker.</p><p>Toronto-based i4i sued Microsoft in 2007, saying it owned the technology behind a tool used in Microsoft Word. The technology in question gave Word 2003 and Word 2007 users an improved way to edit XML, which is computer code that tells the program how to interpret and display a document&#39;s contents.</p> Thu, 09 Jun 2011 15:58:22 +0000 The Associated Press 1824 at http://www.kplu.org Court says Microsoft must pay $290 million Higher court fines imposed on Latino drug offenders in Washington state http://www.kplu.org/post/higher-court-fines-imposed-latino-drug-offenders-washington-state <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-961851.mp3</p><p>Court fines issued to felons in Washington vary according to the criminal&rsquo;s ethnicity and location. That&rsquo;s the conclusion of a <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/52415996/Court-Fines-Sigma-2011-Proof">University of Washington study published online in American Sociological Review.</a></p><p> Wed, 06 Apr 2011 15:37:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 1145 at http://www.kplu.org Higher court fines imposed on Latino drug offenders in Washington state