Apple Subpoenas Amazon In E-Book Pricing Case

Posted Sep 20, 2012

Apple has asked the Justice Department to release interviews that they have conducted with Amazon employees as part of the e-book pricing lawsuit.  ?Amazon was the driving force behind the Government?s investigation, and it told a story to the Government that has yet to be scrutinized. Amazon talked with the government repeatedly throughout the investigation, even hosting a two-day meeting at its Seattle headquarters,” said Apple in a statement last month according to paidContent.  If the motion is transferred, Judge Denise Cote has agreed to “promptly address the discovery dispute.”  The Justice Department’s trial against Apple, Penguin, and Macmillan is expected to happen next June.  The Justice Department has settled with three other publishers.  Below is the embedded subpoena: