US judge denies Apple Inc request in e-books case
NEW YORK (AP) - A judge on Friday refused a request by Apple to temporarily suspend her ruling that it violated antitrust laws by conspiring with publishers to raise electronic book prices in 2010.
Judge Denise Cote, ruling from the bench in Manhattan federal court, declined to withdraw the effect of last month's ruling while Cupertino, California-based Apple Inc appeals.
The maker of iPods, iPads and iPhones continues to fight what it calls "false accusations".
The judge ruled last month that Apple had conspired with publishers to spoil the US$9.99 (S$12.61) e-book price Amazon.com had established. That ruling sided with government regulators' contention that Apple joined five major book publishers to gang up on Amazon.com to the detriment of consumers.