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., facing as much as $840 million in state and consumer antitrust claims tied to price- fixing in the electronic-book market, asked an appeals court 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.
Apple Inc. won a temporary reprieve from having a court-ordered monitor oversee its compliance with an antitrust ruling on electronic book prices until a federal appeals court holds a hearing on its bid for a longer stay.
Apple Inc. antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich may continue his court-ordered duties after a judge rejected a bid by the computer maker to stop him from seeking out interviews with top company officials. Bromwich, a former U.S. Justice Department inspector general, was appointed in October to oversee the company’s compliance with terms of an electronic books price-fixing ruling. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote ruled Apple “played a central role” in the scheme and that it broke antitrust laws in its contracts with five of the six biggest book publishers.
Apple Inc. failed to show that it was in the public interest to delay a court ruling appointing a monitor overseeing its sale of electronic books, a judge said in explaining a ruling announced earlier this week.