Apple E-Books Case Shines Light on Compliance Monitors

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Keith Hylton, School of Law

The fiery tit-for-tat that erupted in court last week between Apple Inc. and a court-appointed lawyer overseeing the company’s e-book pricing shined a light on something that has annoyed corporations for years: compliance monitors…

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“Judge Cote’s decision could set a precedent. Apple has said it will appeal Judge Cote’s finding in the antitrust case as well as her appointment of the monitor. If her ruling is upheld by an appeals court, which could hear the case this year, it could open the door for more court-appointed monitors, particularly in antitrust cases.”

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