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Re: Microsoft and TomTom settle

From: Tim Smith
Subject: Re: Microsoft and TomTom settle
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 20:39:11 -0700
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In article <gqukq6$gbf$>, (Rahul Dhesi) wrote:
> There are those that will argue that Tom-Tom paid a lot more than that.
> But if that were so, then Microsoft as the alleged winner would be proud
> to disclose the high amount and Tom-Tom, as the alleged loser, would be
> unable to prevent that.
> So it's a safe bet that Tom-Tom paid some very small amount, too small
> for Microsoft to not be embarrassed if the amount were publicly known.

You could just as validly argue that it must have been a large amount, 
because if it was small, TomTom would be announcing the amount.

In reality, typically in a settlement over this kind of business 
litigation, if one side wants the terms kept secret, the other side will 
agree.  Often, both sides want it secret.

--Tim Smith

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