Lawyer claims Apple not cooperating in antitrust investigation

Washington, Jan. 1: An attorney has reportedly claimed that Apple isn’t cooperating in the antitrust investigation following an e-book price fixing row, in which the tech giant was found to be guilty.

Court-appointed monitor, Michael Bromwich has been asked to keep a tab on Apple following the issue that charged the tech giant for conspiring with other publishers to illegally set e-book prices.

According to Cnet, in a month of investigation, Apple and Bromwich were known to be at odds with each other, as the tech giant cited the attorney’s feed as excessive, while Bromwich complained that his requests to meet with key Apple execs were largely being ignored.

In his latest court filing, Bromwich has said that responses to requested meetings with Apple personnel have been limited and since Oct er, his team has been given access to only one board member and one senior executive.

The attorney has further revealed that the interviews with the company’s lawyers have not taken place at Apple’s corporate HQ in Cupertino, Calif., but instead in a ‘remote location several miles away in Sunnyvale, Calif.’

Bromwich further complained that his team has so far received only a small number of all the documents requested and promised.

Apple’s price-fixing with publishers created unfair competition for other retailers, especially e-book giant Amazon. (ANI)