Apple Inc.’s court-appointed electronics books monitor Michael Bromwich said a “contentious” relationship between him and the company has recently improved with antitrust compliance efforts now underway at the iPhone maker.
Pandora Media Inc., the biggest Internet radio service, must pay 1.85 percent of revenue to a group that represents songwriters and music publishers for licensing works from 2011 to 2015, a federal judge said in rejecting the company’s request for a lower rate.
Electronic book buyers in the U.S. will begin receiving payments this week from $166 million in price-fixing settlements with five of the largest publishing companies, the New York attorney general’s office said.
The Bernard Madoff trustee, who will try to reinstate hundreds of lawsuits through an appeal to be argued March 5 in Manhattan, had his chances of success dealt a blow last week when the U.S. Supreme Court decided a case involving R. Allen Stanford’s Ponzi scheme.
The license rate Pandora Media Inc. must pay to use songs registered with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers for 2011 to 2015 was decided by a federal judge -- who sealed the order from public view to give the parties advance notice of her decision.
Apple Inc., which faces as much as $840 million in state and consumer antitrust claims stemming from an electronic books lawsuit, lost its bid to halt oversight by a court-appointed compliance monitor.
Apple Inc. faces as much as $840 million in state and consumer antitrust claims related to electronic-book deals with publishers as it continues to oppose a court-ordered monitor in a related U.S. government case.