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Microsoft Patent Sale: Judge Rejects Lawsuit Against AOL

A federal judge on Monday rejected a lawsuit against AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL). Litigants in this case had accused AOL and some of its executives for fraud. They said that the company deliberately bought 14.8 million shares in 2011, keeping investors in dark about its plans to sell $1 billion worth patents to Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) few months later. Litigants said that they suffered substantial losses as they sold shares before the patent deal. Following the deal, the stock had surged 43% in a single trading day. Litigants argued that both the CEO Tim Armstrong and ex-CFO Arthur Minson bought shares at discounted price and made windfall gains.

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