Apple to Ask United States Supreme Court to Hear eBooks Price Fixing Case

Apple to Ask United States Supreme Court to Hear eBooks Price Fixing Case

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Apple plans to ask the United States Supreme Court to overturn a federal judge's finding that it conspired to fix prices of ebooks when launching the iPad in January 2010, reports Fortune. The company says the case presents issues of 'surpassing importance to the United States economy.'

"This case . . . presents issues of surpassing importance to the United States economy," the company argues in papers filed with the high court Wednesday. "Dynamic, disruptive entry into new or stagnant markets—the lifeblood of American economic growth—often requires the very type of" conduct that Apple engaged in, the company argues, and which U.S. District Judge Denise Cote of Manhattan found to be illegal in July 2013.

Cote's ruling was upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in June by a 2-1 ruling. Following the ruling, Apple said, "While we want to put this behind us, the case is about principles and values. We know we did nothing wrong back in 2010 and are assessing next steps."

Apple has already worked out a contingent settlement in the case. If the Supreme Court denies to hear the case or if it upholds the judgement, Apple will pay $450 million.

In a motion filed on Wednesday, Apple requested a 30-day extension time for filing the formal submission to initiate the process to seek High Court review (petition for certiorari) until October 28th.

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Apple to Ask United States Supreme Court to Hear eBooks Price Fixing Case

Vanimox - September 18, 2015 at 4:20pm
Ah fúck no!!!! This is absolute bullšhit! Apple just doesn't want to pay the fine and is doing everything they can to get out of it. As a person who was at one point an absolute Apple fan, I am slowly losing respect for them.
Ren - September 18, 2015 at 6:24pm
Maybe it's people that have the wrong impression of this case and try to keep locking apple into it. They paid the fine before but this is still going on for some reason.
odedo1 - September 19, 2015 at 3:27am
I totally understand what you mean when you say that about respect I'm also every year getting more and more pissed off at Apple, they used to be all about us the customers and now it's all about money and who cares about the customers, as much as I loved Apple all this years and still do it seems like greed is taking over and I hate that because I really really loved that small company that cared!
S@mur@! - September 19, 2015 at 3:34am
Apple still pays fines over ebook prices, but they still do care about all of us! They are just as good as tmobile has ever been. Did you know that since iPhone 5 release, they asked early buyers what they wanted in the next iPhone and out of the most requests they asked for, nearly all of them came to the 6. It's some article I once read here, but my point being is that this company Jobs made still exists for a reason and why they continue to grow and care.