The e-book antitrust judge picks a compliance monitor with an interesting track record.
FORTUNE -- On Wednesday the U.S. government lawyers who prosecuted -- and won -- the e-book antitrust trial against Apple (AAPL) got the external antitrust compliance monitor they asked for.
What they didn't get was the monitoring they wanted -- and Apple's lawyers feared -- by an outsider with broad powers to block any agreements the company might make MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 16, 2013 6:06 PM ET
Meet Ted Boutrous, the lawyer handling Apple's appeal of the e-book antitrust verdict.
FORTUNE -- On Thursday, three months after a U.S. district judge ruled that Apple (AAPL) had conspired with five publishers to fix the price of e-books, the company filed its notice of appeal.
The case will be handled from here on in by Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., the smiling man with a sheaf of papers and a helmet of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 7, 2013 10:44 AM ET
Apple escapes the most intrusive elements of the government's proposed remedies.
FORTUNE -- Judge Denise Cote issued her final order in the Apple (AAPL) e-book antitrust case late Thursday.
From the company's point of view, it could have been a lot worse.
The order prohibits Apple from engaging in the kind of negotiations or structuring the kinds of deals that resulted in five of the big six publishers ganging up on Amazon (AMZN) in MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 6, 2013 10:18 AM ET
Judge Cote makes short work of Apple's list of nine evidentiary "errors."
FORTUNE -- This may be too deep in the weeds for anyone who hasn't been following the Apple (AAPL) e-book antitrust case as closely as I have.
But I was curious how Judge Denise Cote would deal with nine evidentiary issues Apple says it will raise in its appeal of her ruling last month (pdf here) that the company was MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 15, 2013 8:46 AM ET
Lawyers have complained for years that she pre-judges cases before she enters the courtroom.
FORTUNE -- To her credit, the remedies U.S. DIstrict Judge Denise Cote proposed last week to prevent Apple (AAPL) from ever again conspiring to fix e-book prices were far less draconian (and frankly bizarre) than the ones the Department of Justice had requested. See DOJ remedies.
But the air of unreality that permeated her earlier decision in the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 14, 2013 6:19 AM ET
Meet the only other convicted price-fixer assigned a court-ordered compliance monitor.
FORTUNE -- Once a month starting in 2001, according to the DOJ's complaint, senior sales executives at AU Optronics (ADR) met secretly with their competitors in a Taipei hotel room to set prices for the thin-film transistor LCD screens used in computers and TVs -- a blatant violation of Section 1 of the Sherman antitrust act.
The conspirators called these monthly MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 3, 2013 3:16 PM ET
Judging from Judge Cote's past performance, the odds are in Amazon's favor.
FORTUNE -- In another context -- or another courthouse -- the remedies the Justice Department and 33 states proposed Friday to address what they call Apple's (AAPL) "illegal conduct" in the e-book market might seem like an unreasonable intrusion by a government agency into a private company's business practices.
Among other things, the DOJ is demanding that Apple let Amazon MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 2, 2013 1:05 PM ET
Catching up to the demo BTIG's Rich Greenfield posted earlier this week on YouTube.
FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL) senior VP Eddy Cue showed up late to the e-book antitrust trial last month because he was busy nailing down the final iTunes Radio contracts in advance of the June 10 WWDC keynote.
And I was so busy Wednesday trying to wrap my head around Judge Denise Cote's decision in that case -- in which MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 13, 2013 6:22 PM ET
I thought the judge was coming around to Apple's point of view. I was wrong.
FORTUNE -- The benches were hard. The courtroom was over-cooled. The reporting challenges were daunting (no Wi-Fi, no cellphones, no laptops). But the drama that unfolded over three weeks of testimony was compelling, and I was happy to be one of a handful of reporters who sat through the whole thing.
I thought I had a good handle MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 11, 2013 8:28 AM ET
Apple's appeal of the trial judge's verdict will hinge on the last 38 pages of her decision.
FORTUNE -- The first 122 pages of the 160-page ruling against Apple (AAPL) that U.S. District Judge Denise Cote handed down on Wednesday could have been written before the trial began.
In fact, most of them probably were.
Judge Cote was familiar with the case from having supervised the proceedings by which the five so-called Publisher MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 10, 2013 1:30 PM ET
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