Judge Denise Cote denies Apple request block her friend as ‘antitrust compliance monitor’

“Apple Inc lost a bid on Monday to block an antitrust monitor appointed after a judge’s finding that the company conspired to fix e-book prices,” Reuters reports.

“At a hearing, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan denied Apple’s request to stay an order requiring an external compliance monitor pending the company’s appeal,” Reuters reports. “Apple also sought to have the judge disqualify the lawyer chosen to serve as monitor, Michael Bromwich.”

“Cote said she will promptly issue a decision explaining her reasoning,” Reuters reports. “Apple will then have 48 hours to seek an emergency stay from the federal appeals court in New York, she said.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Can Apple get a real judge to look at this eventually, as opposed to a stupid puppet?

Lady Elaine Fairchilde (left), Judge Denise Cote (right),or vice versa
Lady Elaine Fairchilde (left), Judge Denise Cote (right), or vice versa

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16 Comments

    1. And that’s exactly what Apple expected AND wanted Judge Denise Cote to do. It makes Apple case for their ongoing appeal (against the judge’s prejudiced decisions) stronger.

  1. She is proof that woman are absolutely no smarter than men. If she had any intelligence she would have let her arrogance go and ruled with her brain and dropped her “friend” from the case and assigned someone else.

      1. Get enough of them together, of the same gender, and such pronouncements will naturally issue, as happens in any gathering of baboons in the wild. I think Voltaire said that. If not, I’ll take credit for the putdown.

  2. She hasn’t ruled yet on Bromwich. Today’s decision was on the monitor beginning their job watching Apple before the appeal on this case was completed — not who that monitor will be.

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