Court backs Apple e-book monitor, within limits
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - A United States (US) appeals court on Monday shot down Apple's bid to derail a court-ordered monitor in its e-book price-fixing case.
The panel of judges specified, however, that the monitor's job is limited to making sure that Apple has an antitrust compliance programme put in place and that workers across the board are taught its details.
"It became apparent that the parties differed considerably regarding the proper interpretation of the order as to the scope of the monitor's duties," a panel of three justices from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals said in their ruling.
It is not the monitor's job to ferret out wrongdoing at Apple, according to the court.