Apple Takes E-Book Case to Supreme Court

By Dianna Dilworth 

Apple has not given up on its e-book pricing case, despite losing an appeal last year. Last week, the tech giant filed a motion to take the decision all the way to the Supreme Court.

“This sort of market innovation and entry often requires the very type of vertical contracting and conduct that the Second Court’s decision would condemn as a per se Sherman Act violation,” reads the filing. “This Court’s review of this question is therefore essential, and a short extension of time within which Apple may file its petition is warranted.”

Last year, a federal appeals court ordered Apple to pay consumers $450 million as part of its settlement with the U.S. Justice Department.