Apple Files To Overturn E-book Ruling

In a 35-page petition, Apple asked the Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court decision affirming U.S. District Judge Denise Cote’s 2013 ruling finding the company liable for its role in a conspiracy to fix e-book prices. The government has 30 days to file a brief in opposition, if it so chooses. If the Supreme Court rejects Apple’s appeal, Apple’s liability finding would be considered final under a 2014 settlement with 33 states and a consumer class, triggering $400 million in consumer rebates.