The Duluth News Tribune of Duluth, Minn., reports that schools throughout the state are about to receive a large amount of money in credit from Microsoft as part of the April 2004 settlement of a class-action suit. Microsoft, which was being accused of overcharging for its products, agreed to distribute $174.5 million in vouchers to Minnesota customers who purchased software between May 18, 1994, and March 17, 2003. Claim forms were due by Feb. 22, 2005, but as much as $50 million of the money went unclaimed. Microsoft has agreed to make half of the unclaimed credit money available to Minnesota school districts. “This is money we didn’t think we’d be getting,” said one superintendent. “It’s nice because all you have to do is fill out the forms.”