US Supreme Court refuses to hear the case of Apple manipulating the prices of e-books




The US Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear the refusal of Apple to the Court of Appeals decision that they conspired with five of the top publishing houses to raise prices of electronic books, and that means they’ll have to pay $ 450 million as part of the settlement.

And prove to the court’s decision not to hear the case in a ruling issued in June 2015 by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York, US, who supported the Ministry of Justice in the United States and confirmed that Apple is involved in a conspiracy that violated federal anti-trust laws.

For its part, Apple said; in a petition asking the Supreme Court to review the case, said that in June last decision by the Second Circuit Court of US Appeals in New York, who favors conspired with publishers, contrasts with the precedent in the Supreme Court and that a “chilling innovation and risk.”

It was the rule of the Second Circuit Court of US Appeals in New York came after the decision was issued in 2013 by the District Court Judge Denise Cote after the court without a jury that Apple has played a “central role” in the conspiracy with publishers to eliminate price competition and raise e-book prices.

The Justice Department said that the scheme has caused some to raise prices of electronic books to $ 12.99 or $ 14.99 of the price of $ 9.99 charged by the e-commerce site “Omazzon.kom.”

As for the publishers accused of conspiring with Apple, they are “Hachette Facebook Group” Hachette Book Group, and “HarperCollins Bblicherz” HarperCollins Publishers, and “Penguin Group” Penguin Group, and “McMillan” Macmillan, and “Simon & Schuster” Simon & Schuster.


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