Judge: "Apple seized the moment and brilliantly played its hand."
FORTUNE -- In a 160-page ruling following a three-week bench trial, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote has found that Apple (AAPL) did indeed violate the Sherman antitrust act by conspiring with five publishers to raise the price of e-books.
The key paragraph:
"The Plaintiffs have shown that the Publisher Defendants conspired with each other to eliminate retail price competition in order to raise MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 10, 2013 10:06 AM ET
The government's e-book antitrust case against Apple makes perfect sense -- so long as you don't ask why Amazon was pricing below cost.
By Roger Parloff, senior editor
FORTUNE -- By the time summations concluded last week in the government's e-book antitrust suit against Apple, Apple had amply vindicated CEO Tim Cook's out-of-court characterization of the case as "bizarre."
Yet it still might not win. On the contrary, if federal judges read MOREJun 25, 2013 2:51 PM ET
Squeezed by Amazon, the No. 2 maker of e-readers is exiting the color tablet business.
FORTUNE -- If Apple (AAPL) manages to win U.S.A. v. Apple, the e-book antitrust suit that closed last week, it will be thanks in large part to the testimony of Theresa Horner, Barnes & Noble's (BKS) vice president of digital content.
It was her story about what the e-book market looked like to Barnes & Noble in late 2009 MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 25, 2013 12:43 PM ET
What do the patterns in Judge Cote's queries tell us about where the case is headed?
FORTUNE -- Veteran court watchers will tell you that it's dangerous to read too much into the questions judges ask during closing arguments in a trial. Some are probing, some are rhetorical, and in some cases the judge may be playing devil's advocate, seeming to take positions he or she doesn't actually hold.
Still, in a MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 23, 2013 12:55 PM ET
It's as if Apple and the U.S. government were talking about two different cases.
FORTUNE -- "At some level, this is an old fashioned price fixing case," Mark Ryan told the court as he presented the government's closing arguments in U.S.A. v. Apple -- the e-book antitrust case that ended Thursday with summations from both sides.
Ryan started, as he put it, at the end of the story -- with the chart MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 21, 2013 10:54 AM ET
Closing arguments are set for Thursday, and things are looking up for Apple.
FORTUNE -- It may be telling that before the case went to trial the Department of Justice thought it would need 30 hours to prove that Apple (AAPL) had conspired with five book publishers to raise the price of e-books, while Apple's lawyers only wanted 27 hours to defend their client. The two sides settled on 29 hours MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 20, 2013 7:02 AM ET
She waited until the penultimate day of a three-week trial to share her feelings.
FORTUNE -- U.S. District Judge Denise Cote, who played her cards close to the chest throughout the proceedings of the Department of Justice's antitrust case against Apple (AAPL), opened up a bit on Wednesday.
It started with the declaration of her feelings for her iPad, and ended with something that could be more material to the outcome of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 19, 2013 1:52 PM ET
As a witness, Theresa Horner was everything Apple could hope for.
FORTUNE -- Barnes & Noble (BKS), the last of the nationwide brick-and-morter bookstore chains, plays only a bit part in the Department of Justice's antitrust case against Apple (AAPL). It was one of the "other retailers" that, alongside Amazon (AMZN), was forced to change its business model when Apple joined the cabal of book publishers conspiring to raise the price MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 19, 2013 7:07 AM ET
Shouldn't there be a law against beating a piece of evidence to death?
FORTUNE -- What started as a small "gotcha" moment last week in the cross examination of a mid-level Apple (AAPL) executive grew into a federal case -- literally -- on Monday, the ninth day of testimony in U.S.A. v. Apple.
The latest McGuffin in the Department of Justice's antitrust case against Apple is an e-mail signed by Steve Jobs and addressed MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 18, 2013 8:36 AM ET
The DOJ will rest its case. Apple will present its defense. Summations on Thursday.
FORTUNE -- Eddy Cue, the alleged "ringmaster" of a conspiracy to raise e-book prices in 2010, returns to a Manhattan federal court Monday in the final four days of the Department of Justice's antitrust case against Apple (AAPL).
Having sailed through a grilling Thursday by the government's lawyer, the star witness of U.S.A. v. Apple will complete the friendly MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 17, 2013 5:47 AM ET
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