Attorneys for Apple, the Department of Justice, as well as the states and consumer class, will be back in court on August 27 to discuss the scope of a final remedy in the e-book price-fixing case. In a letter, requested by Judge Cote at last week’s conference, the parties agreed on the date, as well as an exchange of letters concerning the parties' "respective positions on the scope of the injunction,” which are to be submitted by August 23.

At the hearing late last week, Judge Cote said she would issue an injunction, but asked the parties to confer further on their recommendations for the scope of that injunction. At the conference, Cote suggested she had broad powers to craft an injunction to address price-fixing concerns, but also stressed that she did not want to saddle the parties with a lengthy injunction that could inhibit innovation in the rapidly evolving e-book market.