eBook Case

Judge Approves Apple’s $450 Million E-Book Settlement

According to a report from Reuters, Apple has received final court approval to settle its ebooks class-action lawsuit. The lawsuit claimed that Apple harmed customers by fixing the prices of ebooks. If the approval made on Friday by Judge Denise Cote stands, the settlement could have Apple paying $450 million. This means that $400 million...

Apple Loses Bid To Block Antitrust Monitor in E-Book Case

On Monday a federal appeals court rejected Apple’s latest bid to put a court-appointed antitrust monitor on hold. The company claimed the monitor’s work was causing irreversible harm. The second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York stated that monitor Michael Bromwich may continue to examine Apple’s antitrust compliance. The company is currently working...

Judge: It’s “Public Interest” to Monitor Apple’s Antitrust Reforms

Last week, Apple requested the court to disqualify Michael Bromwich, the lawyer appointed by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote to monitor the company’s e-book pricing reform. Today, the federal judge has denied Apple’s request, saying that it “failed to show” that it's in “public interest” to remove the antitrust monitor, The Wall Street Journal reports. The judge also denied Apple’s request...

Apple Asks Court to Disqualify Appointed eBook Antitrust Monitor

Apple has shown the door to the lawyer in charge of monitoring the company's antitrust compliance after a judge found it to be guilty of conspiring to fix eBook prices, and now seeks the court's approval for its move, Reuters reports. Judge Denise Cote appointed Michael Bromwich back in October after she found Apple guilty...

Court-Appointed Monitor Accuses Apple of Obstructing Antitrust Investigation

According to The Wall Street Journal, Michael Bromwich, a lawyer appointed by the court as Apple's monitor in the e-book pricing case, has filed papers in a U.S. District Court accusing the Cupertino company of being obstructive and uncooperative in his investigation. The layer has described repeated alleged efforts by Apple to block interviews between him...

DOJ’s Proposed E-Book Remedies Are Biased In Amazon’s Favour, Says Apple

In response to DOJ's revised penalty proposal for Apple in the ebook price fixing case submitted on last Friday, Apple has asked the court to order the DOJ to withdraw its proposed remedies as they are clearly biased in Amazon's favour. According to AllThingsD, Apple's court filing calls DOJ's revised remedies a “broadside masquerading as a brief” and...

DOJ Revises Apple Ebook Case Penalty, Proposes iTunes Store Changes

The DOJ has today proposed a revised punishment for Apple in the ebook price fixing case, arguing that the Cupertino company "changed its in-app purchase rules" to retaliate against Amazon. According to GigaOM's report, the federal government now wants to make significant changes in the way Apple does business, not just for ebooks, but for all the content...