Apple Denied Look At Amazon Docs In E-Book Antitrust Row

Law360, New York (March 1, 2013, 1:55 PM EST) -- Apple Inc. on Wednesday lost a bid to force Amazon.com Inc. to produce privileged evidence regarding the online retailer’s decision to allow publishers to set prices for e-books, in the U.S. Department of Justice’s antitrust suit accusing Apple of conspiring with publishers to fix e-book rates.

Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple had urged U.S. District Judge Denise L. Cote to compel Amazon to hand over documents dealing with its decision-making process about switching from the traditional wholesale model for e-books sales to an agency sales model, in which...
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