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Day two: Microsoft-Google courtroom showdown

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Former Microsoft executive Kai-Fu Lee told a judge here on Wednesday that he was being honest but not necessarily providing a complete answer when asked by Microsoft officials in June whether he planned to rejoin the software giant after a sabbatical.

Lee's response came after King County Superior Court Judge Steven Gonzalez asked him whether he felt he was being misleading when he told Microsoft executives he planned to return to the company. Lee said that whether he took a job with Google or another company, he intended to return to Microsoft after the sabbatical to wrap up a few projects.

In your mind, was that an honest and complete answer?" Gonzalez asked.

"In my mind, that was not a complete answer, but it was honest," Lee said.

The judge's questions came after Microsoft attorneys wrapped up a morning of cross-examinations of Lee.

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