Appeals court may restrict Apple monitor's duties
NEW YORK (AP) -- Federal appeals judges in New York suggest they may let a court monitor resume reviewing Apple's antitrust procedures but may limit his duties.
A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Tuesday. It didn't immediately rule whether the monitor's duties should remain suspended until it hears the merits of Apple Inc.'s challenges to remedies imposed by a judge who found the company violated antitrust laws.
The judge concluded last summer the Cupertino, Calif.-based company colluded with book publishers to raise electronic book prices in 2010.
Judge Gerald Lynch said the court may decide to spell out what the monitor can do if he is allowed to resume duties. His work was temporarily suspended two weeks ago so the appeals panel could consider the issue.