A federal appeals court rejected Apple Inc.’s efforts to rid
itself of a corporate monitor appointed after a judge found the
company liable for conspiring to raise the price of e-books.
Michael Bromwich, a former Justice Department inspector general,
began assessing Apple’s antitrust compliance policies six days
after he was appointed in October 2013 by U.S. District Judge
Denise Cote, who held the company liable for a price-fixing
conspiracy in a July decision that same year.
Since then, the technology company has been trying to shake him
off, arguing that he began work prematurely and exceeded the scope
of his mandate, and that his $1,000-an-hour fees were exorbitant.