“Apple wants the Department of Justice to turn over the interviews it conducted with Amazon employees as part of the ebook pricing lawsuit,” Laura Hazard Owen reports for paidContent.

“n an August filing, Apple wrote, ‘Amazon was the driving force behind the Government’s investigation,’ and it told a story to the Government that has yet to be scrutinized. Amazon talked with the government repeatedly throughout the investigation, even hosting a two-day meeting at its Seattle headquarters,” Owen reports. “Apple’s fight to obtain the interviews came to light as result of court records that show Amazon attempting to quash the subpoena in Seattle federal court.”

Owen reports, “We don’t know what kind of information Apple is seeking, but some of it would likely relate to Amazon’s ebook pricing practices. Apple attorneys are now trying to transfer Amazon’s motion to the Southern District of New York so that Judge Denise Cote, who is overseeing the case, can rule on it.”

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MacDailyNews Take: The U.S. DOJ is plainly inept.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Tflint” for the heads up.]

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