“A subtle but potentially important shift took place Thursday in the Manhattan federal courthouse where U.S. District Judge Denise Cote just wrapped up the first week of what is expected to be a three week trial for the civil antitrust case known as U.S.A. v. Apple,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.
“The lawyers at Apple’s table snapped to attention,” P.E.D. reports. “It was the first time in four days of trial that the judge — who in pre-trial statements seemed to have already decided the case against their client — asked a clarifying question that not only favored Apple, but seemed to get to the heart of its defense.”
Much more in the full article here.
The e-book case to me is bizarre. We’ve done nothing wrong there, and so we’re taking a very principled position… We’re not going to sign something that says we did something we didn’t do… So, we’re going to fight. – Apple CEO Tim Cook, May 28, 2013
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