Microsoft has counterclaimed the DOJ suit, saying that the devel of IE began before Navigator, saying that the planned browser integration was begun before IE was born. Huh. The counterclaim is going to seek to force the states and DOJ to pay for the legal costs of the battle. In related news, Robert Bork, of almost-Supreme Court fame, was interviewed saying that the DOJ case is rock solid. It should be noted that Bork is a legal consultant for Netscape. But as long as I am in caveat mood, I'd like to say that he wasn't nominated to Supreme Court for being an idiot.