Last summer, Apple lost an e-book antitrust trial, but they have not paid any of the settlement yet. A lawyer of one the plaintiff’s wants Apply to pay $840 million in damages. Steve Berman is one of the attorneys that represents consumers and 33 states that connected the U.S. government against Apple.
Berman said that Apple’s actions caused e-book buyers to spend an extra $280 million after Apple announced the iPad and iBookstore. Berman said that Apple should pay around triple this number. Below is a letter that Berman filed this past week. Berman brought the request in front of U.S. District Judge Denise Cote. Judge Denise Cote ruled against Apple last year.
Apple is fighting against Cote’s decision to assign a compliance monitor to make sure that they follow the rules. Apple believes that Michael Bromwich charges too much money and acts “like an FBI agent.”
apple damages e-book trial request.pdf