Apple Again Fails to Get Antitrust Monitor Off Its Back
The drama between Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and its court-appointed antitrust monitor continues. Apple on Monday lost another appeal to have Michael Bromwich — the lawyer in charge of monitoring Apple’s activities after the company was found guilty of conspiring with publishers to fix e-book prices — removed.
According to a report from Reuters, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan denied Apple’s request to undo her ruling that an antitrust monitor oversee Apple’s activities to prevent further antitrust violations. “I want the monitorship to succeed for Apple,” she said, per the news service.
Apple has complained that Bromwich charges too much and is carrying on an overly invasive investigation. Bromwich has said that Apple has been incredibly difficult to work with, failing to provide him with documents he needs and refusing to schedule meetings between him and the company’s executives.