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Judge Cote grants class action status to consumers in e-book lawsuit

Reuters is reporting that a federal judge has given consumers the go-ahead to proceed with a class action lawsuit against Apple for colluding with a number of publishing houses to raise the price of e-books. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote said the plaintiffs had "more than met their burden" to...

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Court rules that Apple can't get rid of antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich

Well it looks like Apple and antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich will have to put up with each other, for better or worse. Reuters reports the US Court of Appeals on Monday ruled that Bromwich can continue his monitoring duties even while Apple appeals his appointment to that position in the first...

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Apple and the DOJ square off in US Court of Appeals over antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich

Reuters reports that Apple appeared before the US Court of Appeals on Tuesday. The company argued before a three-judge panel that antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich's duties should be put on hold until a final determination can be reached regarding his role as an antitrust-compliance monitor. It's...

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Apple parts ways with external antitrust monitor, for now...

Just days after Judge Denise Cote ruled that Apple couldn't get rid of antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich, Retuers reports that a federal appeals court has granted Apple a temporary reprieve from its court-appointed monitorship. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York granted Apple an...

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Judge orders Apple and antitrust monitor to play nice

Judge Denise Cote yesterday published a ruling elucidating her decision to deny Apple's request to have antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich removed. Apple, if you recall, took umbrage with Bromwich's excessive fees (more than US$1,000/hr), his desire to confer with Apple employees like Jony Ive who...

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Judge Denise Cote responds to Apple's concerns over court-appointed monitor

As you may have already read, Apple is none too thrilled with Michael Bromwich, the court-appointed monitor Judge Denise Cote chose to keep an eye on Apple's antitrust compliance measures. This past Monday, Cote issued an order addressing Apple's many complaints. In short, the order relays that if...

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Apple's court-appointed antitrust compliance monitor Michael Bromwich responds to Apple's objections

As we reported late last week, Apple and the court-appointed monitor charged with keeping an eye on Apple's antitrust compliance measures haven't exactly gotten off to a good start. Apple last week filed a motion stating that Michael Bromwich -- the court-appointed monitor -- is taking Apple to the...

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Apple not happy that court-appointed monitor in e-book antitrust case charges $1,100 an hour

Apple this past October became tethered to a court appointed external monitor tasked with overseeing Apple's antitrust compliance. The court appointment stemmed from Apple being found guilty of conspiring with an assortment of book publishers to artificially raise the price of e-books across the...

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Judge appoints external monitor to ensure Apple complies with antitrust laws

This past July, US District Judge Denise Cote found Apple guilty of colluding with book publishers in an effort to raise the price of e-books across the industry. Following that, the Department of Justice proposed a wide array of remedies to ensure that Apple wouldn't run afoul of antitrust laws in...

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Apple appeals e-book pricing case

This past summer, Judge Denise Cote ruled that Apple had colluded with a range of publishing companies in an effort to raise the price of e-books. Now comes word that Apple has filed a motion appealing the ruling. The appeal was filed on Thursday, but formal arguments on the matter may be submitted...

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Judge prevents Apple from setting prices with e-book partners (Update: Apple to appeal)

Well Apple's ongoing saga with the DOJ has finally come to an end*. Judge Denise Cote today laid out her punishment for Apple after finding that the company had indeed colluded with a number of publishing companies to collectively raise the price of e-books. Specifically, Cote issued an...

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CNN takes a closer look at Apple e-book Judge Denise Cote

Before Apple was found guilty of colluding with publishing companies to raise the price of e-books, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote raised a few eyebrows when she issued a statement which seemed to indicate that she was already convinced of Apple's culpability. In late May, about two weeks before...

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Book publishers also not happy with DOJ's proposal for Apple in e-book price fixing case

Following US District Judge Denise Cote's decision that Apple conspired with book publishers to raise the price of e-books, the DOJ last week announced a sweeping proposal aimed at remedying the fallout from Apple's allegedly "illegal" activities. The proposal, which you can read about here, is...

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Apple calls DOJ proposal "draconian", "punitive", and "wildly out of proportion"

In the wake of US District Judge Denise Cote's ruling that Apple colluded with book publishers to raise the price of e-books, the DOJ yesterday issued a proposal aimed at remedying the alleged damage caused by Apple. To say that the DOJ proposal is harsh and curiously overbroad would be an...

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US proposes resolution to Apple e-book price fixing

Just a few weeks ago, Apple found itself on the wrong side of a decision when US District Judge Denise Cote ruled that Apple had, in fact, conspired with book publishers to raise the price of e-books across the industry. Today, the DOJ announced a proposed remedy for Apple's alleged wrongdoing....

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