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US: Apple stays stubborn against monitor

 |  January 20, 2014

Apple has reportedly told the court it will soon file an official appeal against US District Judge Denise Cote’s recent decision to deny Apple’s motion to have its antitrust monitor removed, say reports.

Judge Cote ruled last week that Apple’s complaint against its court-appointed monitor Michael Bromwich were not sufficient to argue his removal; rather, she wrote in her ruling, Apple’s complaints exemplify the very reasons the company needs the monitor in the first place.

Judge Cote appointed Bromwich as an external watchdog to oversee the tech giant’s antitrust compliance after the firm was found to have colluded to fix eBook prices. Since, Apple filed a complaint against Bromwich, arguing the lawyer requires excessive payments and oversteps his boundaries.

In its complaint, Apple accused Bromwich of “conducting a roving investigation that is interfering with Apple’s business operations,” among other mishaps.

Judge Cote was unconvinced, however, and denied Apple’s request to have Bromwich removed as Apple appeals Cote’s ruling of the eBooks case. Now, say reports, Apple has two appeals with Judge Cote.

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