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Supreme Court Will Consider Apple's Appeal on February 19

When the Supreme Court next convenes for conference on February 19, one of the cases it will consider is Apple's petition to have the high court hear its appeal of the guilty verdict in the ebook antitrust case. Apple had responded one more time, on January 15, to the Department of…

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Justice Department Replies to Apple's Supreme Court Brief

On December 23, well ahead of the deadline, the Department of Justice filed its 33-page brief in opposition to Apple's petition asking the Supreme Court the hear an appeal of their ebook antitrust case. The focus of the government's rebuttal is to argue that finding Apple guilty on a per se…

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2015: The Year in Lawsuits

For years now the future of publishing has been driven by litigation as much as innovation. While 2015 leaves a couple of key cases right near the edge of resolution -- the biggest question is whether the Supreme Court will agree to hear Apple's appeal of the ebook antitrust ruling (the odds of…

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Barnes & Noble, ABA, and Authors Guild File Brief Asking Supreme Court to Hear Apple's Appeal

Barnes & Noble and the American Booksellers Association joined with the Authors Guild and Authors United in a friend of the court brief asking the Supreme Court to hear Apple's appeal of the ebook pricing case. Consistent with Apple's own brief, the parties assert that the Second Circuit should have…

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Supreme Court Extends Apple Appeal Deadline -- And Agrees to Outside Briefs

Following the filing of Apple's brief late last month asking the Supreme Court to hear its appeal of the ebook pricing case, the clock had been ticking on the optional filing of a response from the Department of Justice. According to the newly updated court docket, the deadline for "all respondents" was extended…

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In Supreme Court Filing, Apple Claims Appeals Court Decision "Will Harm Competition And The National Economy"

Per the prescribed deadline, Apple filed its petition for a writ of certoriari with the Supreme Court late Wednesday, asking it to review the 2-1 decision by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the verdict finding Apple guilty of antitrust violations in launching the iBooks Store. Though the docket…

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More From Apple's Preliminary Supreme Court Appeal

Further to our Thursday morning story on Apple's brief asking the Supreme Court for an extra month to file an appeal of the antitrust verdict against them in the ebook pricing case, we have reviewed the full filing and can update you with further details. As a government web site…

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Apple Plans Supreme Court Appeal, Requests More Time to File

With a Friday deadline looming (as we described on Monday), attorneys for Apple have asked the US Supreme Court to extend the time in which they can file a petition for a writ of certiorari -- the mechanism by which they ask the high court to hear an appeal of the…

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Author Solutions Case Closes with Indiana Settlement

Three weeks after settling a long-running lawsuit in the state of New York over fraud, violation of consumer protection acts, and unjust enrichment, Author Solutions has now settled similar outstanding legal actions in Indiana, effectively bringing the entire case to a close. Judge Denise Cote had denied class certification to…

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Save the Date: Apple Has Until September 28 to Seek Supreme Court Appeal

When the Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Apple's guilty verdict in the ebook antitrust case in a 2-1 decision on June 30, that set in motion a 90-day "countdown clock" to file a cert. petition for consideration by the Supreme Court (formally called a petition for a writ of certiorari).…

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