Judge Denies Apple's Request to Suspend Ruling in E-Book Pricing Case
The Associated Press is reporting that Apple's request to suspend Judge Cote's ruling in the E-Book case has been denied.
A judge on Friday refused a request by Apple to temporarily suspend her ruling that it violated antitrust laws by conspiring with publishers to raise electronic book prices in 2010.
Judge Denise Cote, ruling from the bench in Manhattan federal court, declined to withdraw the effect of last month's ruling while Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Inc. appeals.
Last month, the Judge ruled that Apple had conspired with publishers to fix prices in the iBooks store with agency model.
The five settling publishers argued that the proposed DOJ punishment would hurt them as well since it requires them to allow Apple to discount their ebooks for five years.