Court rejects Apple’s bid to rid itself of corporate monitor Bromwich

“A federal appeals court has rejected Apple Inc.’s efforts to rid itself of a corporate monitor appointed in the wake of a judge’s finding the company liable for conspiring to raise the price of e-books,” Joe Palazzolo reports for The Wall Street Journal.

Michael Bromwich
Michael Bromwich
“Michael Bromwich, a former Justice Department inspector general, was appointed to assess Apple’s antitrust compliance policies in October 2013,” Palazzolo reports. “He was appointed by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote, who held the company liable for a price-fixing conspiracy in a July 2013 decision.”

“Apple is appealing Judge Cote’s decision finding it liable for price-fixing,” Palazzolo reports. “A ruling could come any day.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: The fiasco continues. For now.


Court-appointed monitor Bromwich whines to U.S. Federal Puppet Cote: Apple’s cooperation has ‘sharply declined’ – April 16, 2015
In pretrial view, judge says leaning toward U.S. DOJ over Apple in e-books case – May 24, 2013
Lawyers have complained for years that Judge Denise Cote pre-judges cases before she enters the courtroom – August 14, 2013

Federal appeals court scoffs at U.S. DOJ, Federal Puppet Denise Cote, and Apple’s ‘antitrust monitor’ Bromwich – March 11, 2015
Apple seeks to sack court-appointed monitor Bromwich – February 17, 2015
Court rejects Apple request to stay monitor in e-book case; Bromwich to return – with limits – February 10, 2014
U.S. Federal Puppet Denise Cote: ‘Apple’s reaction to the existence of a monitorship underscores the wisdom of its imposition’ – January 16, 2014
Judge Denise Cote denies Apple request block her friend as ‘antitrust compliance monitor’ – January 13, 2014
Antitrust monitor Bromwich rebuts Apple accusations of ‘unconstitutional’ investigation – December 31, 2013
Apple seeks to freeze its U.S. e-books ‘antitrust monitor’ – December 15, 2013
The persecution of Apple: Is the U.S. government’s ebook investigation out of control? – December 10, 2013
Apple’s Star Chamber: An abusive judge and her prosecutor friend besiege the tech maker – December 5, 2013


  1. Michael Bromwich, a former Justice Department inspector general…

    …Is nothing but a highly questionable court appointed pest who charges Apple LOT$ of $MONEY$ for his pestilence. This is thoroughly inane and comes off as blackmail to force Apple to play shite-ball with the rest of the parasitic shite-ball players of rotting Wall Street. No thank you. Apple has proven what it takes to lead the capitalist world culture, as opposed to the cranky, decrepit old shiteheads who hate being shown up be Apple.

    Or so I imagine. It’s not a pretty picture. So I’ll stop imagining it now. Just think about Apple. Mmm.

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