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Apple loses court bid to block e-book antitrust monitor

The hearing was the latest to spill out of a growing battle stemming from Apple's objections to the antitrust monitor

Reuters  |  New York 

Apple Inc lost a bid on Monday to block an antitrust monitor appointed after a judge found that the company had conspired to fix e-book prices. At a hearing, US District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan denied Apple's request to stay an order requiring an external compliance monitor pending the company's appeal. "I want the monitorship to succeed for Apple," she said. The judge also said there was "nothing improper" about a declaration filed by a lawyer chosen to serve as monitor, Michael Bromwich, that became the basis of Apple seeking his ...

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First Published: Wed, January 15 2014. 00:21 IST