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Judge chides Apple for blocking e-book monitor

Published on Jan 17, 2014 1:48 AM

NEW YORK (AFP) - A federal judge Thursday rejected Apple's request for more time to comply with a ruling on e-book price-fixing, while chastising the company for failing to cooperate with a court-appointed monitor.

US District Judge Denise Cote denied Apple's request to delay enforcement of the order that stems from a ruling in July that Apple illegally colluded with book publishers to fix prices.

She gave Apple only until Monday to accept compliance, but said it could get an extension from an appellate court if it files a request by Saturday.

An Apple attorney, Theodore Boutrous, said an appeal would be filed.

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