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Microsoft Agrees to Contempt Ruling
To Speed Ireland E-Mail Case Appeal

Sept. 10, 2014, 4:00 AM

In order to expedite an appeal, Microsoft Corp., at its own request, Sept. 8 was held by a federal district court to be in contempt of a previous order to comply with a U.S. government search warrant for e-mails stored in a data center in Ireland (In re Microsoft Corp.).

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Loretta A. Preska granted a joint request by Microsoft and the government to hold the software maker in contempt. The judge imposed no further sanctions and said the order permits the company to immediately appeal her July ...