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Apple files appeal in e-book antitrust case
Apple asks US federal appeals court to overturn finding in antitrust case, or award new trial
By DEEPTI HAJELA
Associated Press
2014-02-26 10:22 AM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple is telling a U.S. appeals court in New York that a judge's finding that it violated antitrust laws by manipulating electronic book prices "is a radical departure" from modern antitrust law that will "chill competition and harm consumers" if allowed to stand.

Apple filed its formal written arguments late Tuesday before the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The company is asking the appeals court to overturn the judgment in Apple's favor, or grant a new trial in front of a different judge.

U.S. District Judge Denise Cote concluded last year that Apple colluded with book publishers to raise electronic book prices. She appointed Washington lawyer Michael Bromwich as monitor for two years after concluding Apple was not doing enough to ensure it no longer violated antitrust laws.

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