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Settlement Information Last Updated on 12/20/2013:

EXTENSION OF VOUCHER REDEMPTION DEADLINE FOR VOLUME LICENSEE CLAIMANTS
The deadline for redeeming settlement vouchers issued to participants in Microsoft's "volume licensing" programs (e.g. the Open, Select or Enterprise programs) has been extended to January 16, 2015 redemption deadline.

The current September 16, 2010 voucher redemption deadline will NOT be extended for settlement vouchers issued to claimants who did not participate in a Microsoft "volume licensing" program.


If you have any questions, you may contact the Settlement Claims Administrator at 1-800-960-5660.

Consumers and Businesses in California May Claim Microsoft Settlement Benefits.

Settlement to provide up to $1.1 billion in benefits.

A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit about certain Microsoft software acquired by consumers and businesses between February 18, 1995 and December 15, 2001 for use in California. People and businesses that are covered by the settlement can get vouchers that may be redeemed for cash after buying eligible computer products. The Court-ordered notice and other documents at this website explain the settlement and the benefits it provides. The deadline for mailing your claim was January 8, 2005.

Click the links below to read the Court-ordered Notices or review the Settlement Agreement.

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Summary Notice  Detailed Notice
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This is the only authorized Web site for the California settlement and the only authorized place to find out how to file claims and receive vouchers. Please do not rely upon other sites that set out different and unauthorized claims procedures, such as the unauthorized www.msfreepc.com operated by Lindows.com, Inc. The Court overseeing the settlement has determined that claims filed through the www.msfreepc.com site are invalid under the Settlement Agreement and must be rejected.

THIS SITE IS NOT OPERATED BY MICROSOFT CORPORATION. THIS CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT IS SUPERVISED BY THE COURT AND IS ADMINISTERED BY A CLAIMS ADMINISTRATION FIRM THAT HANDLES ALL ASPECTS CLAIM PROCESSING. MICROSOFT IS NOT AUTHORIZED TO RESPOND TO QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PLAINTIFF CLASS. ALL INQUIRIES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE SETTLEMENT ADMINISTRATOR AT 1-800-960-5660.