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Apple sanctioned in Qualcomm case over withheld evidence

Apple filed its own lawsuit several days after the FTC complaint, accusing Qualcomm of monopolising the market for chips and wireless devices

Ian King & Kartikay Mehrotra | Bloomberg 

A judge granted sanctions against Apple Inc. for dragging its feet in turning over documents in the Federal Trade Commission’s lawsuit accusing Qualcomm Inc. of forcing the iPhone maker to use its chips exclusively. U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins in San Jose, California, ordered Apple to pay $25,000 for each day that it fails to produce the evidence starting Dec. 16, a penalty equal to the profit the iPhone maker generated every 16 seconds in the last fiscal year. Apple has until Dec. 29 to turn over the documents or face even steeper fines, according to a court ...

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First Published: Sun, December 24 2017. 01:06 IST