WASHINGTON (AP) -- Microsoft Corp.'s fight to avoid a court-ordered breakup entered a new round Wednesday as the computer software giant filed a Supreme Court appeal -- asking the justices to send the case to a federal appeals court.
The appeal urged the justices to avoid "the onerous task of sifting through a large and complex record and forgoing the many benefits of intermediate appellate review."
"Indeed, the number and nature of the errors below militate strongly in favor of review by the court of appeals," the appeal said.
Microsoft contends a federal trial judge wrongly concluded that it engaged in illegally anti-competitive conduct.
The Justice Department will formally respond to Microsoft's appeal by Aug. 14.
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