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The Court of Appeal has ruled that #microsoft did file on time its 6 June application for permission to appeal against the Commercial Court's rejection of its attempt to strike out #ValueLicensing's claim. The decision does not impact the progress of the claim; that is because back in July the Court of Appeal refused Microsoft's application for permission. The matter is one of considerable interest to practitioners and now the Court of Appeal has provided clarity

E-File Deadlines run Til Midnight, Appeals Court Rules

The Court of Appeal assured commercial litigators on Friday that traditional close-of-business deadlines do not apply to documents filed electronically after a software license reseller tried to argue that Microsoft had missed an opening to challenge its £270 million ($306 million) antitrust suit.