The case against Apple kicked off today, accusing the technology giant of engaging in an ebook price-fixing scandal that included five of the biggest publishers in North America.
Priority one for Apple’s lawyer, Orin Snyder, is to make sure his client gets a fair trial, after U.S. District Judge Denise Cote made comments that seemed to indicate otherwise at a pretrial hearing last week.
“I believe that the government will be able to show at trial direct evidence that Apple knowingly participated in and facilitated a conspiracy to raise prices of ebooks,” Cote said, according to The Verge. “And that the circumstantial evidence in this case, including the terms of the agreements, will confirm that.”
Snyder brought up those comments today, suggesting that Cote’s “tentative” view of Apple wouldn’t grant the company a fair trial, but Cote assured Snyder that she would treat Apple fairly, and her current views wereRead More »from Apple ebook price-fixing scandal trial gets off to dramatic start