Apple Strikes Tentative E-Books Deal as Appeal Looms

, The Litigation Daily


Apple Inc. is hedging its bets in the sprawling e-books antitrust litigation, agreeing to a settlement on damages that allows the company to continue fighting a year-old decision that it's liable for fixing e-book prices. The move allows Apple's lawyers at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher to avoid an August jury trial on damages conducted by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan, who's ruled against Apple at nearly every turn.

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