States Drop Some Claims In Advance Of E-Book Antitrust Trial

Law360, New York (May 30, 2013, 6:16 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Wednesday allowed a group of state attorneys general to drop some of their claims in an antitrust case accusing Apple Inc. of conspiring with major publishers to fix e-book prices.

U.S. District Judge Denise L. Cote, who is presiding over the e-books antitrust case, granted a motion for voluntary dismissal of certain state common law, unfair trade practices and restraint of trade claims, among others. The judge's order comes days before the scheduled beginning of a bench trial to consider...
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