FORTUNE -- We got a peek at the witness list in U.S.A. v. Apple, the e-book antitrust trial scheduled to begin its second of three weeks Monday in a Manhattan federal courthouse.
On deck for today, according to our notes:
NOTE: The order that witnesses appear is subject to change.
UPDATE: Sure enough, the witness list has changed. The government slipped HarperCollins' Murray in ahead of Apple's Moerer, and during the mid-morning break, John Sargent was waiting outside the courtroom with his attorney waiting to go next.
Sargent, you may recall, is the CEO of Macmillan who was escorted out of Amazon's offices when he demanded that Amazon either move to Apple's new agency model or wait 7 months to get Macmillan's new releases. He discovered when he landed in New York the next day that the "buy" buttons had been removed from Amazon's website for all his top-selling books, both digital and physical. See Day 3 of the Apple e-book trial: Enter Amazon.
Also, it looks like the government won't be calling Random House's Dohle, although Apple may later choose to do so.
Decoding the Department of Justice's antitrust whodunnit
FORTUNE -- At a hearing in a Manhattan federal court Wednesday, attorneys for Apple (AAPL) and two major book publishers said that rather than settling -- as three of their co-defendants had -- they wanted to go to trial to defend themselves against U.S. government charges that they had colluded illegally to raise e-book prices. (See The Apple e-book conspiracy: Three days in January.)
Which means MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 19, 2012 3:16 PM ET
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