Judge Cote, who is overseeing the e-books case involving the DOJ and Apple, said today that she does not want to “intrudce much on how Apple does business”, according to an AP article. This is the same judge that found Apple guilty of conspiring to raise prices.
As noted by ATD things morning, Apple recently submitted a court filing calling the latest proposed fixes for its damage to the industry as “broadside masquerading as a brief”. In addition, the company accuses the DOJ of working to give Amazon a competitive advantage. Just four days ago, the DOJ claimed the company’s IAP policies were directly motivated by competition from Amazon.
“Plaintiffs devote much of their brief to seeking to justify an injunction directed at Apple’s unilateral dealings with Amazon (and other e-book retailers) in its App Store, an issue that the plaintiffs did not pursue at trial. Plaintiffs are seeking a remedy that would give Amazon significant competitive advantage over Apple — an advantage it is neither entitled to nor deserves.”