Representatives from Microsoft Corporation and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) met today at a status hearing in Washington D.C. to set terms for the September anti-trust trial against the software giant. U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson limited each side to 12 witnesses, a move to streamline the court battle. Jackson said that both sides could depose as many witnesses as they wished, and use written testimony as needed, but that only 6-12 witnesses would be allowed in court.

The court case is scheduled to begin September 8th, when Microsoft will defend itself against the DOJ's antitrust charges in a DC court