U.S. appeals court to consider Apple’s request to delay e-books trial

“A U.S. appeals court will consider Apple Inc’s request to put off a trial scheduled for July to determine how much the iPad maker must pay in damages to customers in more than two dozen states over e-book price fixing,” Jonathan Stempel and Joseph Ax report for Reuters.

“The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said in a brief order on Friday that a three-judge panel will hear Apple’s argument on why the trial should be put on hold while it appeals a judge’s ruling that it conspired with five publishers to raise e-book prices,” Stempel and Ax report. “The judge, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in New York, had denied Apple’s request to postpone the trial on Wednesday.”

Full article here.

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

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11 Comments

  1. Bend over judge cote, this is a preview of what you got coming!

    After you get overturned on this one, the next one will be with no vaseline and then… Look out for being exposed, sued and disbarred you low life bitch.

  2. Just what kind of fscked-up legal system goes ahead to decide on what the fines are going to be before the appeals process has even started?
    Surely once all appeals have been gone through, and the guilty verdict has been upheld, a fine can then be decided on?

    1. The appeals of the liability judgment could take years. So could the appeals of the damages. Unless the processes can be run in parallel, it could easily be a decade between the alleged violation and a final judgment for damages. In this case, a delay might help Apple, but what about the Samsung cases? Should Apple have to wait into the 2020s to collect its damages? Justice delayed is justice denied, no matter whose ox is being gored.

  3. The legal threats to Apple Inc., not to mention the insane U.S. tax law, plus the federal attacks on various large U.S. corporations which amount to nothing but ill-disguised blackmail, will lead to companies incorporating anywhere but the U.S. and lead to the inevitable decline of the U.S. economy.
    Building a circular corporate HQ in California is definitely trendy, but it suggests permanent location for Apple Inc. in the United States, which is why the company can be plundered at will by the federal government, the courts and the states of the union. Not a pleasant outlook for shareholders.

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