U.S. Federal Puppet Denise Cote: ‘Apple’s reaction to the existence of a monitorship underscores the wisdom of its imposition’

“Apple Inc’s various objections to a court-appointed antitrust monitor in a case involving fixing e-book prices only confirm the importance of his work, a federal judge said on Thursday,” Joseph Ax reports for Reuters.

“‘If anything, Apple’s reaction to the existence of a monitorship underscores the wisdom of its imposition,’ U.S. District Judge Denise Cote wrote,” Ax reports. “Cote’s comment came in a 64-page opinion explaining why earlier this week she had rejected Apple’s request to stay an order installing an external compliance monitor, after she found Apple liable for conspiring to fix e-book prices. The judge said she would allow Apple until Tuesday to file an appeal of her decision to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.”

“A lawyer for the company, Theodore Boutrous, said on Monday that Apple planned to appeal,” Ax reports. “A Justice Department spokeswoman said the government was pleased with Cote’s decision.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: That there’s one sonamabitchin, crazy-ass, cronyistic puppet!

Lady Elaine Fairchilde (left), U.S. Federal Puppet Denise Cote (right),or vice versa
Lady Elaine Fairchilde (left), U.S. Federal Puppet Denise Cote (right), or vice versa

For the whole sordid story in concise form, please read: Apple’s Star Chamber: An abusive judge and her prosecutor friend besiege the tech maker.

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

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73 Comments

  1. crazy:

    — How hard is it to monitor iBook Prices? Just check the books on the app !

    — Yet the dude wants $1100 bucks an hour (Plus admin fees plus more for additional lawyers and assistants) paid by apple and the bill for a few weeks is already way over 100,000. (Apple’s argued that this simply gives him incentive to waste time and do stuff not required )

    — He wants to interview Al Gore (who is on the BOD and doesn’t do day to day running of Apple as Apple has explained over and over again) and Ive (Ive? what the heck has Ive got to do with iBooks especially iBook pricing?) Looks like he just wants to pad his resume with celebrity interviews and again waste time to make the $1100 plus plus

    — critics say he’s hardly got not experience as a monitor but got the job because he’s a friend of the Judge.

    etc.
    Crazy

    (like I said before Google which makes less money than Apple spends 9 times more on political lobbying. Walmart way smaller in profits spends 4 times as much. Walmart used to get a lot of crap for ‘unfair business’ ‘labour’ ‘manufacturing in Asia’ etc issues with govt until a consultant got them to seriously up their lobbying budget and hire ex-politicians. For it’s size and as percentage of income Apple spends tiny amounts on lobbying (and no money on direct political donations) . Think this has an effect on the political shat Apple’s been having? Don’t play by their dirt rules and they will hurt you. *sigh* )

  2. In terms of pure logical reasoning, Judge Cote’s argument is empty: “Apple’s behavior obviously shows they are guilty.” Dear Appeals Court, p-l-e-a-s-e end this nonsense.

  3. Are we sure that Bromwich is not a mole for Amazon or Google? Or what about gaining insider information and using it to make a fortune.

    Oh and by the way, I support the proposed 28th amendment. I also think that every member of congress should report each of their major contributors and the amount.

    This country is in such a mess.

  4. The easy fix is for Apple to quit selling books. No Court appointed Monitor required. Nothing to fix. Terrible Monopoly problem solved. Market fixed as the judge wanted from the beginning.

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