Apple Loses Bid to Block Antitrust Monitor in E-Book Case

Apple Inc. antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich may continue his court-ordered duties after a judge rejected a bid by the computer maker to stop him from seeking out interviews with top company officials. Bromwich, a former U.S. Justice Department inspector general, was appointed in October to oversee the company’s compliance with terms of an electronic books price-fixing ruling. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote ruled Apple “played a central role” in the scheme and that it broke antitrust laws in its contracts with five of the six biggest book publishers.

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