|Supreme Court denies Apple e-books appeal request|
|Written by Taylor Berglund|
|Monday, 07 March 2016 01:31 PM America/New_York|
The Supreme Court declined Monday to hear a challenge from Apple Inc. regarding a 2015 appellate court decision, according to Reuters. The appellate court ruled in June 2015 that Apple had engaged in an e-book price-fixing conspiracy with five major publishers.
The high court’s refusal to hear challenges from Apple ends this case. As a result, Apple must pay $450 million as part of a settlement.
SCOTUS Blog reporter Lyle Deniston reported on the denial.
"With the denial, the Court did not itself rule explicitly on the finding that Apple and the publishers had acted illegally, signaling only that the Court was not persuaded by Apple that there was a significant issue of antitrust law at stake."