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Update: Judge Grants Apple Temoprary Delay of E-Books Monitor Until Hearing

Just days after Judge Cote ruled in favor of the DOJ and denied Apple’s request to remove Michael Bromwich, the court ordered monitor appointed to oversee Apple’s E-books prices, a circuit judge granted the company’s request for a temporary delay in the hearing on a longer stay from monitoring of its E-books pricing on January 24.

As we mentioned in an earlier post, Apple has put up a strong fight against Bromwich from the time he was appointed. According to Apple, because he was a court-ordered monitor and faced no competition for the position, he charged exorbitant fees.

However, Judge Cote ruled this week that it would not be “in the public’s interest” to remove Bromwich from his position and that his appointment would cause no damage to Apple. The delay will continue until a three judge appeals panel is able to hear Apple’s bid for a longer stay, and the DOJ has until Friday to file an objection to the delay.

Our blog will continue to monitor the DOJ’s long battle with Apple over the company’s E-books price-fixing scheme, as well as blog on other relevant corporate legal news. To learn more about our firm visit pattersonlawfirm.com or call 312.223.1699.

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