Microsoft has often come under fire from regulators and the courts, who charged that that the company was a monopoly. In 2000, U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ordered the company broken into two pieces. But before that happened, the Justice Department announced in early September 2001 that it would no longer seek a breakup of the company. Here, Gates and his wife Melinda arrive at federal court in Washington for an antitrust hearing.
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