Title

Antitrust Snoops on the Loose

Author granted license

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International

Document Type

Response or Comment

Publication Date

6-30-2015

ISSN

2168-1155

Publisher

Competition Policy International

Language

en-US

Abstract

Perhaps the most fascinating feature of the continuing Apple litigation — based on the dubious claim that the tech giant conspired to fix e - book prices — is Manhattan district court Judge Denise Cote’s imposition in October 2013 of a monitor to watch over the company’s compli ance with antitrust laws. The monitor, a lawyer named Michael Bromwich, was put in place over Apple’s objections and has conducted a wide - ranging investigation, demanding meetings with top executives and board members. He billed Apple for more than $138,00 0 after two weeks on the job. 2