Microsoft and Google Trade Accusations in Suit Over Executive - New York Times: "After learning that Mr. Lucovsky was taking a job at Google, Mr. Ballmer picked up his chair and hurled it across his office, according to the declaration. Mr. Ballmer then berated Google's chief executive, Eric E. Schmidt, Mr. Lucovsky recalled, saying he was going to 'bury that guy - I have done it before, and I will do it again.' He also said Mr. Ballmer vowed to 'kill Google.'
Before joining Google, Mr. Schmidt was a top executive at Sun Microsystems and at Novell, companies that also battled Microsoft.
In a statement on Friday, Mr. Ballmer described Mr. Lucovsky's recollection as a 'gross exaggeration.' "