Apple's vice president for internet services emerges as the key witness for both sides.
FORTUNE -- Apple's (AAPL) e-book antitrust trial began Monday and it quickly became clear that the case will revolve around Eddy Cue -- Steve Jobs' point man in the negotiations with publishers that the Department of Justice claims was an illegal conspiracy to raise the price of e-books.
The government's opening statement -- delivered before a packed courthouse MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 3, 2013 1:34 PM ET
Nearly 14 months after the DOJ sued Apple, the e-book antitrust case is going to trial.
FORTUNE -- One of the big unanswered questions about the trial that opens Monday in a Manhattan federal courthouse is why Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook hasn't already settled the case.
When Attorney General Eric Holder sued Apple and five book publishers in April 2012 for allegedly conspiring against Amazon (AMZN) to raise the price of e-books, three of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 3, 2013 5:14 AM ET
The DOJ's e-books "ringmaster" theory dates back to the days of the railroad cartels.
FORTUNE -- The first federal antitrust trial in almost a decade -- U.S.A. v. Apple Inc. et al. -- is scheduled to begin Monday in a Manhattan courthouse.
The et al. in the title are five book publishers accused of conspiring in late 2009 and early 2010 to raise the prices of e-books.
The publishers -- Penguin, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 2, 2013 5:30 AM ET
It doesn't start until June 3, but the judge is already working on a draft of her decision.
FORTUNE -- This does not bode well for Cupertino.
Asked during a preliminary hearing Thursday to share her thoughts about the Department of Justice's case against Apple (AAPL) in the long-awaited e-book antitrust trial, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote said this, according to Reuters:
"I believe that the government will be able to show at trial MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 24, 2013 8:05 AM ET
The U.S. is suing Apple. Lee's government pardoned him. Twice.
FORTUNE -- With Tim Cook scheduled to testify Tuesday before a hostile Senate subcommittee and the Department of Justice's antitrust trial against Apple (AAPL) set to begin the following week, this might be a good time to contrast how the U.S. and South Korean governments each treat their country's most valuable company.
Cook is expected to be questioned sharply next week MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 19, 2013 7:00 AM ET
In the DOJ's great e-book conspiracy, Apple is the sole defendant still standing.
FORTUNE -- The conspiracy case that the U.S. Department of Justice filed against Apple and five book publishers in April 2011 is finally coming to a head.
In the year that has passed, all five publishers have settled. Only Apple had the stomach -- or the wherewithal -- to take the case to trial.
It's scheduled to begin in a MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 15, 2013 3:51 PM ET
The focus is on the commitments carriers must make if they want to carry the iPhone.
FORTUNE -- In an SEC report filed last month, Leap Wireless (LEAP) disclosed that it had signed a contract with Apple (AAPL) in May 2012 in which the carrier, in exchange for the right to sell the iPhone, agreed to buy $800 million worth of the devices over the next three years.
As it turned out, it MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 22, 2013 7:57 AM ET
Points to meetings between government lawyers and at least 14 Amazon employees
FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL) opened a new front in its attack on the Justice Department's e-book antitrust suit, which accuses the company of conspiring with five publishers to raise the price of electronic books.
The DOJ, Apple charges, colluded with Amazon (AMZN) to bring the suit in the first place.
"Amazon was the driving force behind the Government's investigation," Apple claimed MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 16, 2012 8:52 AM ET
With public comments running 10 to 1 against it, the antitrust division refuses to budge
FORTUNE -- My bias may be showing, but when I read the document filed Monday by the Justice Department in response to sharp criticism from Apple (AAPL) and others of its e-book antitrust suit (see Apple to DOJ: Bite me), I found the rhetoric surprisingly overheated and, for the government agency charged with enforcing the nation's MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 23, 2012 4:52 PM ET
The Justice Department may regret trying to make its e-book antitrust suit stick to Apple
FORTUNE -- I haven't had so much fun reading legal documents since the Watergate trials.
I loved U.S. v. Apple et al. for the juicy details: the 56 phone calls, the clandestine meetings in swank Manhattan eateries, the secret e-mails "double erased" to ensure they couldn't be traced.
But what makes Apple's (AAPL) response, filed Tuesday, such a MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 26, 2012 7:57 AM ET
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