Apple Blasts 'Ringmaster' Label In E-Book Price-Fixing Case

Law360, New York (May 15, 2013, 1:59 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice described Apple Inc. in documents released Tuesday as the “ringmaster” of an alleged conspiracy with major publishers to fix e-book prices, but Apple fired back, saying it had actually acted independently, in the interest of its own business.

In advance of a bench trial set to start June 3, the DOJ and Apple took shots at one another in the e-book price-fixing case, according to a host of pretrial filings made public Tuesday. The government painted a portrait of Apple at...
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